Cocaine's Kings

Five Colombians are indicted

On a mountainside overlooking Medellin, Colombia, some of South America's poorest families have been uprooted from the garbage dumps where they once foraged and deposited in 4,000 neat, red-tiled homes. At the entrance to the housing development, a large billboard proclaims the author of this generosity: PABLO ESCOBAR GAVIRIA, a local billionaire who has been called one of the world's richest men. Escobar is also one of the world's richest fugitives. Last week a federal grand jury in Miami announced that Escobar and four other Medellin tycoons had been indicted because of the source of their immense wealth: control of up...

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