Early Life Edit
Pablo was born in Rionegro, Colombia, on December 1, 1949, to Abel de Jesús Dari Escobar and Hermilda Gaviria. At some point when he was young, he and his mother moved to Medellin, where he spent most of his life. By the 1970's, he had already made a name for himself in Medellin's underground, smuggling products like marijuana and television sets from neighboring countries. At 27, he married Tata Escobar, who was only 15 at the time.
Criminal Career Edit
Entering the Cocaine Trade Edit
Escobar was introduced to cocaine sometime in the 1970's, when his cousin Gustavo Gaviria introduced him to Mateo Moreno, better known as "Cockroach." With the help of his mother and cousin, Escobar began to build up his cocaine business. Through Lion, Escobar was able to introduce cocaine to Miami, and soon was transporting it there through Carlos Lehder's planes. He soon allied himself with José Gonzalo Rodríguez Gacha and Fabio and Jose Ochoa, much to the distaste of Cockroach, who was worried he would get cut out of the profits. In retaliation, Cockroach leaked Escobar's smuggling routes to DAS Agent Herrera, who then intercepted Escobar's shipments in exchange for splitting the plunder with Cockroach. Cockroach also began dealing in Miami through Hermann Zapata. After a brief stay in prison, resulting in a mugshot that would go on record, Escobar bribed Herrera into telling him his informant. As a result, both Cockroach and Zapata were executed on Escobar's orders (Descenso).
After the Marxist guerilla group M-19 kidnaps the sister of The Ochoa Brothers, Pablo takes the chance and forms the Medellin Cartel, which unites all the narcos together, promising them that he will find the kidnappers and kill them, and he does, killing most of the M-19 group, one of them survives and goes to meet Pablo himself, Pablo's henchmen catch him, he gives the Sword of Simon Bolivar, which the M-19 group stole themselves, to Escobar. Escobar sets him free, and lets him live. (The Sword of Simón Bolivar)
Escobar cared deeply about his family, including his wife Tata, although he would have affairs with other women, most notably Valeria Velez. He was conniving and well-informed, which allowed him to make realistic threats. He had a "silver or lead" policy, meaning a subject could either be bribed or killed. Many people chose silver, and as a result, Escobar's empire was allowed to grow unhindered during the early years. He also had a dry sense of humor; when Gustavo expressed his worry about lab workers choking on smoke, Escobar suggested they "build them a chimney".
Associated With The Famous Notorious Gang From El Salvador "MS13" To Transport Cocaine To New York.