Stories from the Collection: Pablo Escobar Life Mask

In this episode of “Stories from the Collection,” the DEA Museum highlights the life mask of a notorious drug trafficker: Pablo Escobar. In the late 20th century, Escobar was a leader of the Medellín Cartel—a violent drug cartel that bribed, terrorized, and even killed Colombian citizens and government officials. Learn how Escobar’s infamous career ended and why different cultures make life masks.

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