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Blacklisted News – Judge Orders CIA To Turn over More Documents About Drug Kingpin Pablo Escobar – 20 August 2012

Judge Orders CIA to Turn over More Documents about Drug Kingpin Pablo EscobarAlthough it might seem obvious, when searching for records related to Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, the Central Intelligence Agency must actually search for the name “Pablo Escobar,” and must search everywhere they might reasonably be found, according to a federal judge in Washington, DC. Escobar (Dec. 1, 1949–Dec. 2, 1993) founded the Medellín drug cartel, which in the 1980s controlled 80% of the global cocaine market, shipping 15 tons a day, worth more than $500 million, to eager consumers in the U.S. In 1989, Escobar made Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s richest people, with a net worth estimated at $3 billion. Continue reading