Early Life and Criminal Beginnings
Involved in motor vehicle theft and kidnappings for ransom, Escobar’s path took a darker turn. Abandoning college at Universidad Autonoma Latinoamericana of Medellin, he embarked on a career in the underworld.
In the early 1970s, Escobar entered the drug trade, working for various smugglers and transporting cocaine across countries.
Swiftly climbing the ranks, he established his own network, encompassing contacts, labs, planes, and routes.