George Jung met Pablo Escobar, the notorious Colombian drug lord, via the American's relationship with Carlos Lehder (whom George met in prison). This image depicts Escobar with Lehder and other members of Escobar's inner circle. Online via the National Narcotics Directorate (DNE), the image was reportedly a personal Escobar photo.


The Jung-Lehder relationship (before it turned sour) led George to Pablo Escobar, the notorious Medellin "drug lord" who was in need of an American contact. At the height of his power, Escobar was one of the richest men in the world.

His money came from the cocaine trade.

George, the former high school football star from Weymouth, Massachusetts, became the Medellin Cartel's U.S. contact.

Along the way, he also became the star of the illegal American drug trade, importing about 85% of the cocaine Americans consumed in the late 70s and 80s.

By the time he ended up in Otisville federal prison, his first stop on his last sentence, George had made (and lost) about $100 million in the cocaine trade.

By the time Carlos ended up in prison (his current whereabouts are apparently a government secret), he had successfully dropped his cocaine bomb on America.

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5197stories and lessons created

Original Release: Apr 01, 2001

Updated Last Revision: Aug 31, 2015

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