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Ordinary folks who got involved with drug cartels - and the horror that followed

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Criminal organisations around the world are - quite rightly - feared and avoided.They have notorious reputations as cold-blooded killers, drug traffickers and even savage torturers to those who cross them.Arguably the most famous of them all, Columbian kingpin Pablo Escobar is said to have been responsible for up to more than 600 police deaths until he was killed in a shootout with officers in 1993.The 'King of Cocaine' built a formidable drugs empire from his base in Medellín throughout the 1980s and early 90s.He was worth an estimated $30billion (£21.4bn) when he died - equivalent to $64bn (£46bn) today - making him the wealthiest criminal in history.Former Sinaloa Cartel boss Joaquín "El Chapo" Loera, meanwhile, was said be to the most.

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