Pablo Escobar was one of the most well-known and successful drug lords in the history of drug trafficking. He ruled over his cartel, and much of Colombia with an iron fist, striking fear into the minds of anyone (official or otherwise) who might oppose him.
By the time of his death, it was rumored that Escobar had a hidden fortune tipping close to $70 billion, but no one to date has been able to figure out if that was in fact true, and if it was, where was this massive pile of money actually hidden?
A recent discovery off the coast of Colombia might shed some light on the mystery. Former CIA agents appear to have discovered the location of one of the former kingpin's submarines, used to transport cocaine from the shores of Colombia over too Puerto Rico.
A show on the Discovery Channel has been chronicling the work of two former CIA agents as they search previously unexplored areas off the coast of Colombia. For security reasons, the exact location of the find has not been revealed.
The search, which has been undertaken by Doug Laux and Ben Smith, has uncovered random pieces of metal, and even what appears to be a badly waterlogged cash-box, but so far the actual submarine hasn't been found.
Escobar's "lost" fortune has always been a hot topic among treasure hunters, and amateur sleuths. People are wondering how such a large sum of money could disappear without so much as a trace? To put the level of his personal fortune in perspective, it is rumored that he had to spend $2,500 a month just on rubber bands in order to keep his money organized.
In 1989, Forbes Magazine listed Escobar as the seventh richest person in the world, and considering his fortune was built on narcotics, that is truly saying something.
What would you do if you found Escobar's lost fortune?