Sunday, December 30, 2018
Stephen Semmens, a 35-year-old British tourist, joined the wave of fanaticism for the late drug ruler Pablo Escobar and filmed the cocana sniffing the grave of a brutal criminal in Itagi, Colombia, after which he was expelled from the country, where he lived with his family, and now he accepts death threats.
In the picture, Semmens, who is from Swansea, in Wales, is seen smiling when he opens and then sucks the kokana in the grave where Escobar is resting and where his body was moved this year.
It is "showing respect," according to his own words quoted by the Daily Mail, which made him have to be expelled from Colombia, where the man lived with his girlfriends and their two children, for five years.
It happened in April and now, eight months later, Semmens repented and wanted to "apologize to Colombians."
"People sent me death threats on Facebook, they said that if they found me, they would skin me, I could not see my children and it hurt," he said.
"It was fun at the time but now I am embarrassed, they all say that I am misfortune and that I make this country look bad," he added.
In addition, Semmens ensured that the person who filmed the video was former sicario Escobar whom I met at a bar. When he went viral, he had to remain in hiding for weeks until the police found him and drove him out of the country.
Escobar led Medelln Cartel during the 1980s and early 1990s, when he succeeded in controlling nearly 80% of cocaine exports to the United States, becoming a very rich and popular criminal, but at the same time worried about his work. brutality
He died in 1993 in a confrontation with the police and at the age of 44, and in recent years his figure has reappeared as a cone of popular culture, especially with the recent Netflix series "Narcos", which has resulted in a wave of fanaticism and thematic tourism that try to be stopped by Colombians.