Petrified Pablo

A desperate Escobar tries to cut a deal for himself and his family

IT COULDN'T HAPPEN TO A NICER GUY. THAT, IN EFfect, was the response by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to growing signs that Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar Gaviria, a fugitive since July, is living in terror and squirming for a deal. Escobar's nemesis is a mysterious paramilitary group called Pepes, which may be a faction of the Medellin cartel that has turned on its longtime boss. Recently Pepes has launched a Mafia-style vendetta, even bombing the home of Escobar's mother. Said a DEA official: "He's facing his own medicine."

Escobar reportedly has agreed to turn himself in to Colombian authorities...

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