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Pablo Escobar's Hitman 'Popeye' Re-Arrested For Violating Parole

News by Joey Jordan Published on 11 Dec,2017 Updated on 06 Dec,2018

Colombian authorities are reportedly seeking to re-arrest a former hit man for the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar after he was caught partying with a major drug trafficker.

Jhon Jairo Velasquez, popularly known as Popeye's presence at a raucous birthday party for one of the Colombia's most-wanted drug traffickers Juan Carlos Mesa, which according to the Colombian chief prosecutor's office has constituted a serious offense. The United States has been offering a $2 million reward for Mesa's capture.

 Police seek to arrest John Jairo Velásquez Vásquez after finding him at the birthday party of most wanted drug dealer

 Police seek to arrest John Jairo Velásquez Vásquez after finding him at the birthday party of drug dealer

Source: The Telegraph

Police raided the party on Friday where they arrested Mesa who was celebrating his 50th birthday in almost stereotypical narco form. A local newspaper, El Tiempo reported that police arrested more than $40,000 in cash, Jewelry, and seven luxury cars.

Popeye was paroled after he confessed to hundreds of murders and spent 22 years in jail for plotting the murder of a former Colombian presidential candidate.

Juan Carlos Mesa, the United States put $2 million reward to catch him

Juan Carlos Mesa, the United States put $2 million rewards to catch him

Source: ABC

After he was released, Velasquez notoriously rose as a YouTuber and an author who delivers angry diatribes against the corrupt politicians and Venezuela's socialist government.

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