Pablo Escobar was one of the most powerful drug kingpins in the world.
At the height of his power, he controlled nearly eighty percent of all the cocaine traffic in the world. Although he started from humble origins, smuggling cocaine into the United States in his own plane, he quickly grew in infamy.
In 1976, Escobar founded the Medellin Cartel, which was the organization responsible for smuggling huge amounts of cocaine into the United States.
One of the most powerful drug lords of all time, Escobar also amassed a huge personal fortune.
In fact, it was estimated that he was one of the wealthiest men in the world on account of his drug smuggling operations.
In fact, he even served as an alternate to the Colombian Chamber of Representatives. Such was the amount of power and influence that Escobar was able to wield from his operations as a drug smuggler.
This article will delve into some of the creepiest and most disconcerting images of Escobar. All ten images show a different aspect of his life, but they all show one feature of Escobar’s life too—the immense power that this Colombian drug lord wielded in his life.
Even when seen performing everyday tasks, Escobar exuded an aura that he was not to be trifled with, and that he was always in control of nearly every situation he found himself in.
Here are 10 images of Pablo Escobar that give us the chills.
10 Outside The White House
This picture is, simply put, remarkable. Taken in 1981, we see Pablo Escobar standing a stone’s throw from the White House.
It is important to note that the photo was taken before Escobar reached the height of his power later in the 1980s. Regardless, it is a striking juxtaposition—a future drug kingpin standing outside the symbol of American power.
Thinking of Escobar standing so close to the White House epitomizes the power he would later grow to wield. A few short years after this picture was taken, Escobar would come to control approximately eighty percent of all cocaine distribution in the world.
He would see nearly unimaginable amounts of money flow through his cocaine empire and his power would be nearly unrivaled. This picture shows him just outside the White House, showing him next to a symbol of an institution that tried desperately to hunt him down.