Notorious cartel head Pablo Escobar's reign of terror and impact on Colombia lingers on even decades after his death.
The drug lord, who was gunned down in 1993, has since had his home developed into a tourist trap attraction. Police recently raided the property, owned by Escobar's brother, on Thursday.
Operations from Colombian police to curb the rise in "narcotourism" from Roberto Escobar, the cartel's former accountant, were put to an end after police seized the £2million property. The Medellín-based property is home to plenty of collectibles and paintings praising the dead drugs lord.
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Bizarre portraits of the Colombian coke-peddler sat with Al Capone, as well as massive prints of a $500 dollar note were on display inside. The Attorney General's Office is now claiming Escobar used the property of his dead brother for financial gain.
A statement from the Office read: "The evidence indicates that he (Roberto Escobar) has occupied it intermittently, has promoted several improvements and adjustments."
Further claims made by the prosecutor's office aired public records showing Roberto had managed to receive the title for the mansion from a woman named Gilma Urdinola. The property is currently owned by Urdinola, but access was granted to Escobar, The Sun reported.
Contracts allegedly signed between the pair meant Roberto could open up the museum, which they did in 2018. Capitalising on the drugs lord proved lucrative, but also violent.
Roberto allegedly barred his son from the museum and placed a kill order on him should he ever show up to the property.
A lack of work permits from Roberto led to the forced closure of the museum this July. Local officials are hoping to stomp out the reputation Pablo Escobar's cartel, Medellín, has in the area.
The now-inactive cartel, which ceased operations the same year Escobar was killed, still holds a firm grip on the area through Robin Hood-like portrayals of the drugs kingpin.
One of the museum exhibits attempted to peddle the charitable acts angle for "King of Cocaine" Pablo.
A display showcasing the charity work Pablo Escobar conducted worried local officials as they believed he was being painted as a humanitarian. Escobar's cartel could not be further from that, planting 200 car bombs in Colombian drug wars.
The drugs runner and Medellín cartel leader had also brought a "plague" of animals to his home country. Infamous "cocaine hippos" are still breeding and running rampant in Colombia, with other countries stepping in to help out.
Mexico is set to take 10 off of their hands in a transfer deal to curb complaints of the plague. Members of the public are furious with the rise in hippopotamus' and called for their extraction from the country. Others demanded the animals be culled.
Aníbal Gaviria, who signed a deal with Mexico in April of this year, said: "We must acknowledge that their presence and uncontrolled future growth pose risks to our citizens and visitors. As an invasive species, it could endanger other native species."
In-house rivalries for the Escobar family are still rumbling after two sides of the family traded death threats with one another.
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