the medellin cartel was a cartel fromed by pablo escobar in colombia around the 1970s it is very famous in many movies and in the one game gta 3. in theyr later years they controlled over 80% of all worldwide drug trade and pablo escobar was classified as one of the worlds richest man. he even declared war on colombias judicial system leaving many dead. he died when he compromised to pay colombias external debt to the united states and they sent the dea to find and kill him.
gta 3, scarface, and a whole lote of other movies and games i cant remember (medellin cartel)
by gunzt3r lopez November 16, 2007
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During the 1980s, Pablo Escobar became known internationally as the Medellin Cartel gained notoriety. The Medellín Cartel is said to have controlled roughly eighty percent of the shipments that entered into the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic with shipments brought mostly from Peru and Bolivia, as Colombian coca was initially of substandard quality. Escobar's product reached many other nations, mostly around the Americas, although it is said that his network reached as far as Asia.
Escobar bribed countless Colombian government officials, judges and other politicians, and he often personally executed uncooperative subordinates and had anyone he viewed as a threat assassinated, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of individuals. Corruption and intimidation characterized the Colombian system during Escobar's heyday. He had an effective, inescapable strategy that was referred to as plata o plomo; Spanish for "silver or lead", intended to mean "accept a bribe or face assassination." Escobar was also responsible for the killing of three Colombian presidential candidates who were all competing in the same election, as well as the bombing of Avianca Flight 203 and a Bogotá security building in 1989. The Medellin Cartel was also involved in a deadly war with its main rival, the Cali Cartel, for most of its existence.
by Gangster + Cartel Facts July 09, 2011