In one of Pablo Escobar’s houses was hidden $18 million USD, and a nephew of the drug cartel leader found them.
In 1993, Pablo Escobar, a famous drug cartel leader in Columbia, died in a police shootout back.
Ever since the death of Pablo Escobar, rumors and myths have surrounded the totality of the kingpin’s wealth.
He was once the seventh richest person in the world.
Nicolas Escobar, the nephew of Pablo, had been living in his uncle’s house for the last 5 years in the city of Medellin.
Because of the stash hidden for 2 and a half decades, there was this strong odor coming out from the walls, so Nicolas knew that there was something wrong.
During an interview with Nicolas, he said:
Every time I sat in the dining room and looked towards the car park, I saw a man entering the place and disappearing. The smell [inside] was astonishing. A smell 100 times worse than something that had died.
In addition to the $18 million in cash, Nicolas found a typewriter, satellite phones, gold pen, a camera, and a film roll is yet to be developed.
Some of the banknotes that Nicolas found were damaged and completely unusable.
During the interview, Nicolas said that he had a good relationship with his uncle.
Nicolas was once kidnapped by a cartel in Columbia because the enemies of his uncle were eager to know where Escobar was hiding.
During an interview with BBC, Nicolas said that he was tortured for 7 straight hours and some of his workers were attacked with a chainsaw.
The money is currently with Nicolas and his plans with the huge money were not shared with the public.