Snopes. Trend Micro Anti-Virus Software. Symantec Worldwide. Urban Legends and Folklore. Adware and Spyware Information. CEXX. Wikipedia. OMG Facts - Your Mind. Blown. Pablo Escobar, the Columbian drug lord and cocaine trafficker, is regarded as one of the wealthiest criminals ever.
His net-worth was estimated at close to $25 Billion by Forbes in 1989. Escobar had a policy when dealing with law enforcement and government officials called "plato o plomo" that translates literally to "silver or lead," meaning take a bribe or die. This led to the death of hundreds if not thousands of people as Escobar would pay anyone who killed his enemies very well.