All these abandoned houses,villa’s where once of big drugs mafia. These villa’s and islands are now owned by the state and have private guards protecting these decayed buildings.
One of the most known drug king was Pablo Escobar (pablo Emillio escobar gaviria) born in Medellin 1949-1993. He was the most known and biggest cocaine supplier that Colombia has known. He started his career with steeling grave thumbs. Later he stole cars until he switched in selling cocaine.
Pablo became one of the richest people in the world. The problem in Colombia is when you get rich you get lots of enemy’s. Thats why he bought an island in the Rosaria Islands. When he died on 2 December 1993 it became property of the state.
I have to say that going there was not so easy first of all we left from a touristic island in the Rosaria Islands. People who think this is a tourist trip and that u can do this very easily is wrong. We used an old kano with an engine to go to the open sea. water was going inside the kano while we went further and further. Our gas was almost gone by the time we arrived. U have to know that kano’s like that are not supposed to be for on the open ocean as waves crash over u. we were lucky to avoid guards because most of these things are still guarded by military.
The war against Pablo Escobar ended on 2 December 1993, amid another of Escobar’s attempts to elude the Search Bloc. Using radio triangulation technology, a Colombian electronic surveillance team, led by Brigadier Hugo Martínez, found him hiding in a middle-class barrio in Medellín. With authorities closing in, a firefight with Escobar and his bodyguard, Alvaro de Jesús Agudelo (a.k.a. “El Limón”), ensued. The two fugitives attempted to escape by running across the roofs of adjoining houses to reach a back street, but both were shot and killed by Colombian National Police. Escobar suffered gunshots to the leg and torso, and a fatal gunshot through the ear. It has never been proven who actually fired the final shot into his head, or determined whether this shot was made during the gunfight or as part of a possible execution, and there is wide speculation about the subject. Some of Escobar’s relatives believe that he could have committed suicide. His two brothers, Roberto Escobar and Fernando Sánchez Arellano, believe that he shot himself through the ears: “He committed suicide, he did not get killed. During all the years they went after him, he would say to me every day that if he was really cornered without a way out, he would shoot himself through the ears.
Soon after Escobar’s death and the subsequent fragmentation of the Medellín Cartel, the cocaine market became dominated by the rival Cali Cartel until the mid-1990s when its leaders, too, were either killed or captured by the Colombian government. The Robin Hood image that Escobar had cultivated maintained a lasting influence in Medellín. Many there, especially many of the city’s poor whom Escobar had aided while he was alive, mourned his death. About 25,000 were present for his burial.