Pablo Escobar’s Son Reveals His Dad “Worked for the CIA Selling Cocaine” — Media Silent

One of the world’s most famous drug dealers, Pablo Escobar allegedly, “worked for the CIA selling cocaine.” 

The explosive claim comes from his own son, who changed his name from Juan Pablo Escobar to Juan Sebastián Marroquín Santos in an effort to distance himself from his father’s legacy growing up.

Unsurprisingly, Western media is completely silent on the matter.

Spanish media reports;

… Escobar related that his new publication “Pablo Escobar In Franganti” explains that his “father worked for the CIA selling cocaine to finance the fight against communism in Central America. There are names like George Bush Sr. and so many more.

The drug business works very different from how we think. What the CIA was doing was buying the controls to get the drug into their country and getting a wonderful deal.

“The drug prohibition is a big deal for some that closes at every point. I believe that the prohibition is the best propaganda for the business that is prohibited,” he said.

“My father was a cog in a big business of universal drug trafficking. When it no longer served them, they sent for him to be killed.”


Pablo Escobar and his son Juan

Sound crazy? Seem outlandish and almost comical?

Well, what I’m about to share with you is going to blow your mind then, because the Western ruling class and their allies have, in reality, been illegally smuggling massive amounts of harmful drugs in different parts of the globe for over 200 years now, and I do not need to prove it either, because it’s already been proven.

The Opium Wars

Before the British ruling class had their minions invade India, the country actually enjoyed one of the most powerful economies in the world.[1]  That is, until British merchants, elitists, and opportunists began to exploit it, which included forcing Indian farmers to grow opium instead of conventional crops (A decision that ultimately led to a tragic famine which cost millions of innocent people their lives).[2]

Starting in 1780, a large amount of this opium began to be smuggled illegally into China, and resulted in an epidemic of heroine addiction that culminated in the collapse of Chinese society. This was quickly followed by invading Western powers, as well as an opportunistic Russia and the imperialist regime in Japan, in what is historically recognized as the Opium Wars.[3]

Although history has been written in such a way that these inexcusable actions were alleged to simply be motivated by want of money, a student of war could easily propose the supposition that they smuggled the drug knowing full well that it would sow the seeds of chaos within China. That then ultimately afforded them the opportunity to invade the vulnerable country, which was always suspicious of foreign encroachment.

This event is, in fact, one of the most significant in China’s history, and international relations at large, yet most Westerners have been shamefully kept ignorant about this important piece of the past.

Overwhelming Evidence

Now, don’t get me wrong, Pablo Escobar’s son claiming that his dad worked for the CIA, does not exactly qualify as irrefutable evidence. But we have many more credible sources from which we can draw logical conclusions based on tangible proof, rather than hearsay and speculation; such as the brilliant investigative research of journalist Gary Webb,[4] former LAPD narcotics detective Michael Rupert,[5] former DEA undercover officer Michael Levine,[6] congressman John Kerry,[7] drug king pin Free Way” Rick Ross,[8] former head of the DEA Robert Bonner,[9] and former CIA Station Chief, John Stockwell,[10] to name a few.

Former DEA Head Robert Bonner talking about CIA drug trafficking

Former LAPD narcotics detective Michael Rupert addressing CIA director John Deutsch about CIA drug dealing in the United States

Former DEA undercover officer Michael Levine discusses  CIA drug dealing

Former CIA station chief veteran John Stockwell discussing CIA drug dealing

Former Drug king pin Rick Ross discusses unknowingly working for the CIA

Gary Webb discussing CIA drug trafficking operations

What’s Going on in Afghanistan?

Prior to 1979, Afghanistan produced less than 0.1% of global opium supply. Once the CIA covertly entered the country to finance, arm, and train rebel fighters in Operation Cyclone, however, production began to rise dramatically. By the year 2000, it accounted for approximately 70% of global supply.[11]

So what happened in 2001? Why the sudden drop??

Credit: Associated Press

Prior to the United States invasion, Afghanistan had all but eradicated opium cultivation, since it was ruled “unislamic” by the Taliban government in 2000-2001.[12] Once the United States invaded in late 2001 and overthrew the government, however, drug production was reinstated and subsequently skyrocketed to record levels — more than 90% of global supply.[13]

And guess who’s guarding that opium…

ABC reporting on U.S. military guarding opium fields

The proverbial Rabbit Hole runs much deeper than this short blog insinuates, and a proper analysis of what has been mentioned here alone could easily take several books of information to comprehensively convey. But for the sake of readability I will restrain myself.

I should mention, however, that these operations often times include major banks laundering drug profits, such as Bank of America,[14] Wachovia (now part of Wells Fargo),[15] Citi Bank,[16] HSBC,[17] Deutsche Bank,[18] and others. In fact HSBC (Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation) was born out of the Opium Wars in China in 1865.[19]

In other words, factions within the ruling class and their allies are deeply embedded in the drug trade, and have been throughout modern day history. Them making it illegal is simply a smart business plan, one that is actually rooted deeper in social control than material gain, but that is another story for another day.

For those interested in exploring further, I have listed some books worth reading below (Click on links to be redirected for reviews/purchase):

The Opium Wars: The Addiction of One Empire and the Corruption of Another (W. Travis Hanes)

The Big White Lie: The Deep Cover Operation That Exposed the CIA Sabotage of the Drug War (Michael Levine)

Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion (Gary Webb)

The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade (Professor Alfred McCoy)


If you are reading this with virgin eyes, I understand your conditioned mind is desperately trying to reject this information. Fight that voice of subjective prejudice, and instead research these claims, check the links listed, and watch the videos for yourself. Truth is only reserved for those who have the courage to pursue it.

It should be mentioned in closing that the CIA, and government at large, is a complex organization with many different personalities working within it, many of whom are people of integrity that are appalled by these egregious actions. So please do not misconstrue my words.

Furthermore, this shadowy enterprise has only been able to thrive in the darkness, which is why most people are completely clueless about it. In other words, they rely on the people’s ignorance, because they know that an informed citizenry would never permit this madness. So don’t be discouraged, because we are many and they are few. They need us, we do not need them. And their little game is over the moment we take a stand against them collectively and say enough is enough!

Have the courage to share this information, you are the media!

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1] Maddison, Angus (2006), The World Economy – Volume 1: A Millennial Perspective
2] Fiske, John (1876), The Unseen World, and other essays, Chapter IX. The famine of 1770 in Bengal
3] Hanes, W. Travis (2002), The Opium Wars: The Addiction of One Empire and the Corruption of Another
4] Webb, Gary (1998), Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion
5] Ruppert, Michael C., THE BUSH-CHENEY DRUG EMPIRE, October 24, 2000, “From The Wilderness”
6] Levine, Michael (1993), The Big White Lie: The Deep Cover Operation That Exposed the CIA Sabotage of the Drug War
7] Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics and International Operations: Drugs, Law Enforcement and Foreign Policy, 1989
8] Rick Ross, Cathy Scott (2014), Freeway Rick Ross
9] 60 Minutes, The CIA’s Cocaine, Mike Wallace interviews Robert Bonner, November 21 1993
10] Alternative Views, Interview with former CIA case officer John R. Stockwell, June 25, 1988
11] United Nations Office on drugs and crime ‘The Opium Economy In Afghanistan’, 2003
12] The International Journal Of Drug Policy 16 (2005) 81-91
13] United Nations of Drugs and Crime, Afghanistan Opium Survey 2007
14] Alexander Eichler, Mexican Drug Cartel Laundered Money Through BofA, FBI Alleges, The Huffington Post, 09/07/2012
15] Ed Vulliamy, How a big US bank laundered billions from Mexico’s murderous drug gangs, The Guardian, 3 April 2011
16] Angelo Young, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Bank Of America Were Channels For Sending Drug Money To Colombia, Court Filing Shows, International Business Times, 09/14/14
17] The Rolling Stone, Outrageous HSBC Settlement Proves the Drug War is a Joke, December 13, 2012
18] Angelo Young, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Bank Of America Were Channels For Sending Drug Money To Colombia, Court Filing Shows, International Business Times, 09/14/14
19] Matt Taibbi, Gangster Bankers: Too Big to Jail,
The Rolling Stone, February 14, 2013


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