Zero Hour: Killing the cocaine king (Pablo Escobar)

or Pablo Escobar, life started as a teenage car thief in the streets of MedellĂ­n. Inevitably, Escobar moved into the cocaine business and by the 1970s had built up an enormous drug empire.At the height of his empire, Escobar was estimated by Forbes magazine to be the seventh richest man in the world. He lived an extravagant life and purchased a lavish estate, a private zoo, several planes, helicopters, automobiles, and even a private army.Escobar was once caught and the Colombian government struck a deal with him to send him to prison. However, it was a prison that he himself had constructed. The prison was more of a mountainside resort and from within its country club-like walls, Escobar continued his drug operation.In 1992, the Colombian government attempted to transfer Escobar to a real prison, but he escaped. Once again, the manhunt was on. This time, the United States offered the Colombian government a huge amount of assistance.While on the run, Escobar would kill those who were hunting him down: the Colombian police, U.S. Special Forces, and the vigilante force, Los Pepes. His empire crumbling, the authorities finally located him during a phone call to his son. Pablo Escobar was killed In the ensuing gun battle.

Genre: Biographies


Producer: Discovery Channel

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Duration: 0:49:50

Quality: High Definition



Country: Colombia

Regions: Americas



Label: documentary