The son of Pablo Escobar, the most famous cocaine trafficker of all-time, revealed in his new book that his father worked for the CIA and was the U.S. intelligence agencies largest supplier of cocaine.
Pablo, who ran the Medellín drug cartel out of Colombia for years, “worked for the CIA selling cocaine to finance the fight against Communism in Central America,” his son, Juan Pablo Escobar, wrote in his new book “Pablo Escobar In Fraganti.”
“The drug business is very different than what we dreamed,” he said, reported Noticias24. “What the CIA was doing was buying the controls to get the drug into their country and getting a wonderful deal.”
He elaborated in an interview with El Intransigente: “He did not make the money alone, but with US agencies that allowed him access to this money. He had direct relations with the CIA.”
And the bombshell: Pablo was “the person who sold the most drugs to the CIA was Pablo Escobar,” his son claimed.
And Escobar made loads of money doing this – a reported $420 million a week, responsible for smuggling 80 percent of all the U.S’s cocaine. Forbes named him one of the richest people in the world for seven consecutive years, worth an estimated $3 billion net worth in 1987.
While Juan Pablo Escobar’s claims may sound conspiratorial and unfounded, the fact of the matter is that the CIA has quite a well-documented history of directly facilitating and being involved in the global drug trade, so it’s certainly not out of the realm of possibility.
Look no further than the Reagan administration’s Iran-Contra affair to understand the CIA’s deep involvement in selling drugs and guns to fund the contra guerrilla group that orchestrated a coup against the Nicaraguan government with the help of the U.S.
Investigative journalist Gary Webb released his explosive “Dark Alliance” series with the San Jose Mercury News in 1996, exposing the CIA’s direct role in overseeing the contras’ cocaine trade in the U.S., which was reportedly done to raise money for rebel guns, and in turn, sparked the crack epidemic that ravaged African-American communities in the states.
And in 2007, an aircraft that was used by the CIA for kidnapping suspected terrorists and hauling them off to Guantanamo Bay crashed in the Yucatan, Mexico, carrying an estimated 3 to 6 tons of cocaine.
There’s also the suspicious fact that in Afghanistan, prior to the illegal U.S. invasion in 2001, opium (the main ingredient of heroin) production was at an all-time low while the country was under Taliban control. But after the U.S. entered the arena and ousted the Taliban from power, U.S. soldiers were tasked with guarding opium fields, and opium production soared to its highest levels ever, again making Afghanistan the world’s leading producer of opium.