Five-bedroom house where ruthless cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar was killed goes on sale for £160,000 … and it could become a public museum or guesthouse for tourists
- Medellin property is already a draw for curious tourists
- Real estate firm is advertising it as an investment opportunity
- Escobar was shot dead on roof of house in December 1993
- Homeowner has denied visitors’ requests for guided tours
- Escobar is said to have had a net worth of nearly £20bn
The house where notorious Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar was killed is on the market – and it could be transformed into a tourist destination.
With an asking price of $250,000 (£160,000), the five-bedroom house in Medellin is already a draw for curious visitors who want to see where the wealthy and ruthless drug lord’s reign of terror came to an abrupt end 21 years ago.
But it could become a legitimate tourist site – such as a themed guesthouse or public museum – now that it is being advertised as an opportunity for rich foreign investors, according to Colombia Reports.
After becoming one of the world’s wealthiest and most feared men, Escobar, who is said to have had a net worth of nearly £20bn, was gunned down on the roof of the two-storey house as he tried to elude the Search Bloc, a special police unit established to lead the manhunt, on 2 December 1993.
‘The King of Cocaine’ and other members of the Medellin Cartel were among the world’s most wanted drug traffickers in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with US special forces joining the manhunt a year before he was killed.