Escobar’s drug demesne up for grabs

Imagine the estate agent’s ad. ‘‘Dead drug lord’s ranch, nestled on 2,000 hectares of prime Colombian cattle country, with 5,000-foot airstrip, 1,000-seat bull ring, five life-sized dinosaur sculptures, Bonnie and Clyde’s bullet-ridden car, 18 wild h

19th August, 2006

Imagine the estate agent’s ad.

‘‘Dead drug lord’s ranch, nestled on 2,000 hectares of prime Colombian cattle country, with 5,000-foot airstrip, 1,000-seat bull ring, five life-sized dinosaur sculptures, Bonnie and Clyde’s bullet-ridden car, 18 wild hippos. Additional development possible.”

The Hacienda Napoles was Pablo Escobar’s lavish weekend getaway before he was gunned down 13 years ago on the roof of a three-story safe house in Medellin as he...

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