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crew kicks its heels in a hotel for three days waiting for some response or acknowledgement to the requests to me top. caution and distrust runs deep in the escobar clan. but on the fourth day there's a phone call album marina finally agrees to get together at her house. it's now learned that album marina had been asked about his coconspirator during the time he had been hunted or as she puts it persecuted they shared many secrets and to this day she still has the greatest admiration for her brother. almost nobody knows that i have kept all these souvenirs. these all belong to pablo at one time i picked them up from his various hiding places. so i had a brother. who was two years old a. video of him from this time is red but roberto escobar was
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a key member of the medina. he would also play an important role in his brother's flight from justice his speciality was accounting and his mom was roberto escobar claims to have been among the fifteen people who helped organize the finances of the cocaine empire. before taking her leave album arena had claimed her brother can be reached through a contact in the united states. or would like to speak with. outer interviewer bone roberto to talk about public and he would need to speak with i mean you'd also need to pay some money i don't know how much the. system. eventually a deal is reached with a person we actually want to interview. the woman agrees to provide his final
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number. and yellow. talk. he's calling. french journalist how you. find yourself and we meet at your office or somewhere that's convenient. yeah not problem well can you tell me where we can actually meet them or go to the last promise of a station i'll have someone meet you that evening the thank you very much don roberto. the meeting is due to take place in a residential district in central medina the only condition is no cameras. we number less decided to film the meeting anyway. and that's not a. whole lot more. done roberto has no wish to dwell on the days when he was part of the cartel and dealt in cocaine
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although he has agreed to an exclusive deal with hollywood producers to sell his life story. the story of pablo's time on the run is something i'm familiar with. in fact i probably know more about it than most of the don't know what is on the with the beginning in one thousand eight hundred three i spent most of my time with pablo we were the best of friends two brothers that were inseparable and we did everything together including during the time when he was in hiding. the remaining fifty minutes of the interview proved to be less fruitful he does agree to tell us though that while the public was on the run he was always able to stay in touch. from his present cell roberto used a phone that he hidden his t.v. set to communicate with his brother. and made a phone in my t.v. set i drink the top and turned it into a telephone. visitors would only see a t.v.
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. allowed me to talk with my brother any time. i change my voice and ask him. oh brother how you doing or what are you up to everyone will write them. june one thousand nine hundred three mach one year since i had escaped from a how to draw. a special unit has no idea where he is and he moves around the city under the very noses of the police. the government decides to tighten the screws. so he she be shia it triples the reward and ask about dead or alive is now worth five million dollars absolute. automate the authorities refine and perfect their electronic surveillance escobar is one of the first to own a cell phone but he knows he has to keep on the move and keep his conversation
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short to prevent the police from pinpointing his position and. they're going to go on one day an american technician who was up in the airplane tells us he's got a precise position. he's located the exact hiding place he was so i suspect i mean. they on day course can do. it in mountainous difficult terrain. we organized a helicopter operation in the up and of secrecy. for just a short while later we hear someone warning him on the radio saying. they know where you also go they're on their way. by the time we arrived he'd gone. it's obvious there's a mole in the unit a traitor who keeps the head of a cartel informed the instant the police are about to swoop. the colonel quickly
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ferrets i'm out here to. inform i was a young police exhilarated as it was known as a skilled would call a. little figures of police move you know you have a cop has he said he'd hang around with us all the time at the police station and. the informant was in escobar is paid using the money to rent an apartment in this building just behind the barracks and. he. soon as this policeman knew an operation was being organized he used to run home. using a radio call and. left a note seize the school and talk code and say things like tell some. as they used to. live there on their way making straight for you. so when we were heading up towards the target book and would sometimes see peoples
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heading past going the other way. that the traitor is eliminated and the manhunt can resume unimpeded. but the knowledge of how target is a guy called el chapo what into our information he's hiding in this area. or was the terrorists' hands on terrorists guy who plays ball the ball. kind of person i want to start going to go but i'm going to be honest this is a photo album with i have various operations and suspects. and i think this is the guy we want to catch tonight. as a complete change of tactics the idea is to isolate escobar by rounding up his key
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men one by one mario custom no alias and chapal is tonight's target. the operation against a chopper is a success and many others followed the senior members of the cartel are eliminated one knob to the other problem as a severely weakened so towards the end escobar was running without strong. fear begins to creep in and the predator becomes the prey. and a new enemy begins to emerge the so-called group of the persecuted bull's eye knowing maybe as the pick. of the path as what criminal minds who had once been a limited and cartel that left for one reason or another and they began to challenge and then fight as. their bosses a
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to form accomplices of escobar who'd had enough of his paranoia and cruelty. like the police the peppers knew all the secrets some habits of the leader of the cartel. the bloodletting searing staats as the pepper has gone down anyone that's close to the godfather of soul this changed the dynamics of this esquire now started worrying about his own family. the pap is used the same tactics used by escobar by targeting the families. case in point as the apartment owned by his mother is blown up at the time eskimos wife and children had been inside nobody is hurt but the attack is on. one day they set off a bomb and it ruined
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a painting by dani which was estimated to be worth five million dollars as wife is devastated and she calls papa look she says they've destroyed the dolly what are we going to do about it. gradually escobar begins to fear for the lives of his loved ones it will be the reason of his downfall. as long as a son and daughter in colombia he cannot relax. he decides to something to germany in europe. on the twenty seventh of november maria victoria on pablo and little manuel aboard a flight to frankfurt on the police escort and filmed by the t.v. crews. escobar breathes a sigh of relief but although he doesn't know it yet but countdown to his iron hand has already begun sure balsa a slow see how his wife and kids if leave for a safe country will. buy but there's no country that once the.
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plane goes backwards and forwards and eventually he returns to colombia no one wanted anything more to do with pablo escobar. on the diplomatic pressure the german government sunday escobar family back home on the twenty nine fiasco back in colombia on the police protection they have no idea they have walked straight into the trap set by u.s. and colombian authorities. tell us a little they are asserting that once they've been expelled from germany and what back in colombia they begin pressuring escobar in a big way. when they land the escobar family is whisked away to a police safe house in bogota. they have become prisoners. at the same time the peppa step up the pressure and attack the hotel with grenades
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over a game no one is injured. in his lair as hysterical with forgets even the most basic security. probably we're talking every day at six o'clock. on the same frequency and that's how we started intercepting his communications. with the special investigation unit it's the turning point in the battle every man is mobilized and every means deployed. in front for vocal reconnaissance vehicles they cruise the streets and maybe in an effort to locate the godfather as soon as he opens his mouth. this is the end will be quickly as we were listening in twenty four hours a day by that time in the such sorry units were in full alert ready to intervene whenever a call was intercepted. on the fuss of december police technicians identify
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five phone calls made by ask about from different locations in the city center when lenient he was always on the move calling from a car that was constantly travelling. the police finally figure out what to ask about his tricks to avoid being tracked down the fugitive had for months been using a simple but effective ruse that of using one of the city's numerous caps that would drive around nonstop while he made brief cool's from his cell phone. after four days spent listening in we were very tired we thought we'd never be able to track him down. almost but then suddenly on day five we intercept his latest phone call and an amazing thing happens it's a signal from a fixed line so we know he's phoning from a house. the
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first police on site confirm the information and brief their superior officer at once. now where he is here he thinks so he tells me that's it i'm at the house i'm right in front of it i think i can see him inside it that he's near the window with a telephone in his hand. it's a confirmed sighting and the few little advances led by major agri ya. know sutter says and throughout most of which we were cautious i mean up to the house the first thing we saw was the taxi which he used to take in that unocal many . school talent and then i had public talking on the phone and that's it he was up on the second floor. most of us had we was
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heartless i had my rifle on the muslim front seat we were moving him slowly. absolute silence this was your. package and then i see him. just tell us and he's right in front of me better you're not there but i will have a clear shot we will not deploy i spat at you so i can't for that and then he turns around as he sees me and he says what's happening for you and he drops the first pulls out his revolver and opens fire that is your apartment i run upstairs clutching my pistol and i shoot him and him in the shoulder and then assess the debate with the door unless by that. any policeman behind me takes his rifle and there's some files a wonderful scene in the play when people should see me here right at the time the
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bullet goes in here and exits the. cylinders and he suddenly throws himself through the window. just sell books. i jumped out too which was difficult because back then the windows were much higher. so i moved forward take the gun away from him. and then i take the radio and call my bosses and shout. b i don't live columbia i want the public school ablow is dead. within thirty minutes or one thousand men of the special unit have arrived on the scene the whole city appears to congregate at the house and at the news of public death some up lord others are in tears. his face hidden the american agent steven murphy makes his way through the crowds
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of soldiers he wasn't about to let the culmination of sixteen months work go by on recognized everybody was very happy everybody's very exhausted. you just can't imagine the pressure that we felt had been lifted off our shoulders much less how the colombian national police must from. one thirty pm on the second of december one thousand nine hundred three marks the end of the largest manhunt in history. was popular escobar is buried the next morning just outside maybe ten thousand people show up for the funeral home any escobar had been idle. off to one corner of the female members of the family almost crushed as the crowd
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tries to touch the coffin one last time. sixteen years off of the death of the most wanted man on the planet one mystery remains unresolved what happened to the maybe god father's fost for sure where did he hide the five billion dollars that legend has it he was worth. a you'll see i think his family has most of the money because a lot of money was ever found a columbia that if he really had all those millions and even if he probably didn't
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know how much exactly even if it was just well hofmann doubles he and his wife and children would have to be multi-millionaires today tina. we wanted to check general mazas comments. one is arias the capital of argentina. after his death escobar as widow maria victoria and her two children subtle here and some confident they changed identities and blended into the background maria victoria change time aim to maria is about juan pablo is better known today as sebastian morrow came. it took us more than a week to track them down the escobar family now dabbles in real estate and maria victoria has set up an interior decorating company along with a song in the heart of palermo a trendy part of the city. where outside and decide to make some phone calls.
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to the studio good morning guys. it was a best american please he's not in you know when he might be back is he in town i think is on a trip i don't know where exactly is going to board. ok well thanks very much. forced to wait it seems a good time to find out more about the activities of the family in argentina we spoke to a journalist who has been reporting on the family since they first arrived. here. if you're going to beijing. when i first came here they started hanging out with the locals in particular an accountant at the beginning maria victoria and he were just friends but then they became lovers for money they bought an apartment and it became a bad love nest. the apartment becomes the center of maria victoria
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and her love is money laundering operations. in. the accounts and begins to travel back and forth to colombia carrying trunks full of bank notes and. your luggage has a fold possibly and contain as much as four hundred thousand dollars between ninety five and one thousand nine and with barely over four yes it's been proved they smuggled in at least two million dollars there are some estimates that it could have been more than ten million. but maria victoria's love is certain betrayed the accountant is really only interested in the money he becomes greedy and effectively blackmails mrs escobar for no less than five years. in one thousand nine hundred nine there's a dramatic development as the entire escobar family has arrested maria victoria hassan juan pablo as well as the blackmailer. they're released almost immediately the judges were never able to prove their wealth came from the drugs trade. since
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then the accountant has mysteriously disappeared and maria victoria has never been seen in public. the next move is to head towards escobar office building. the days tick by without new years. by day four we're in now calm acting on a tip from one pablo who's just arrived back in what is iris and would like to meet up. there's no mistaking who his father was they look so similar in profile the godfather saunas wipe the past from his slate. these days he's a successful designer in argentina. we had two hour meeting with the son of the
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godfather a quipped with a hidden camera. the man who's trying to rebuild his life is notoriously shy of the media so our meeting is significant. i call you sebastian owen pablo. said asked him one problem to me is ancient history that was my life before. now your father built up a considerable fortune what happened to his money where you were able to use any of it. the answer is simple. the war cost a huge deal of money. my father was immensely wealthy but he stopped dealing in drugs and invested all of his money into that war. the weapons and the manpower
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cost enormous amounts of money. and be on the cost of the weapons and explosives and a considerable amount of money was used to corrupt people. so he bought the whole country off. yeah the whole country all of it. i remember very well being in my father's office once i saw an endless stream of important people for example he was inside meeting with an official and outside the policeman scolding him were keeping god after their boss had finished they went in to be paid and that's the way it always was one day policeman and i with a politicians one day i even saw a former president of the republic he would pay off everybody that would say is a check thanks very much. argentine justice eventually threw up the case but as the only son of public school bob there are many who have doubts over where his money came from. you know we've been accused of laundering
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maybe what was the figure about a million dollars over a period of five years. war what i can say is if it's true then we must be the west money loaned recent history since if you try and unload the money that comes from a cocaine trade. one million dollars is nothing just pocket money for a cup of coffee. so what did happen to ask about his billions of a number of accounts or buried underground somewhere. or are they just a legend. nobody knows about maybe from this woman maria victoria the mighty godfathers widow. she refused to talk with us the only images we have of these few seconds in the streets and what has areas. she has the key to some of the secrets.
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but he died of not maybe you know rooftop in one thousand nine hundred three a blow escobar the greatest drug trafficker of all time took some of his secrets to his grave.
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