Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
A suspected drug trafficker and apparent Pablo Escobar wannabe has been arrested at his villa named after the deceased drug lord’s famous ranch with DVDs about the infamous drug overlord’s life.
At the 37-year-old Argentine’s home, the police reportedly found high-end cars, narcotics, weapons, fake documents and memorabilia related to Escobar, who was shot dead by the cops in 1993.
Silvio Gaston Canteros was arrested by the Buenos Aires police along with 14 accomplices accused of being members of a drug trafficking organisation and using forged documents to benefit from social government plans.
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Canteros was detained at his villa ‘Quinta Napoles’ in the town of La Reja in the eastern Argentine province of Buenos Aires which is reportedly named after Escobar’s famous ranch ‘Hacienda Napoles’.
According to local media, one of his vehicle’s had ‘El Patron del Mal’ (‘The Master of Evil’) displayed on the window, referring to the Colombian TV series of the same name, known as ‘Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord’ in English.
Police also found numerous DVDs of the Netflix series as well as displayed Escobar posters and memorabilia at the suspect’s home.
Photos of Canteros posing with machine guns next to bikini-clad beauties were also shared on his Instagram account.
Reports said that the police seized four supercars, 14 firearms and large quantities of cocaine and cannabis.
The authorities also confiscated at least 200,000 ARS (3,130 GBP) in cash plus an unspecified quantity in foreign currencies.
The investigation is ongoing.
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