It seems that the name Escobar can’t stay out of the laws’ way. Now, the widow and son of Colombian “cocaine king” Pablo Escobar are now on the authorities’ radar. They are under investigation for laundering $15 million through companies in Argentina.
The Escobars moved to Argentina, under new identities, after “El Padino’s” death in 1993. In regards to the money laundering, Zee News reports:
The Argentine Security Ministry and Colombia’s Information and Analysis Unit (UIAF) on Monday designated Maria Victoria Henao and Pablo Escobar Jr. as alleged links between Colombian drug trafficker Jose Bayron Piedrahita Ceballos and an unnamed Argentine businessmen, reports Efe news.
Henao and Escobar Jr. facilitated contacts so that Ceballos could hide his illegal activities involving Argentine corporations, according to the investigation undertaken in Colombia, the US and Argentina.
Ceballos is under arrest in Colombia. He is charged with drug trafficking and corruption in the United States, charges for which he has an outstanding extradition order. In an operation, the Colombian Attorney General’s Office, the US Drug Enforcement Administration and Argentine authorities found that he “had laundered money for several drug trafficking networks.”
We’ll keep you posted with any further updates.