Paul Williams: Cartel's opulence would put Scarface to shame
Opulence and luxury on a scale that would bring tears of envy to the eyes of Scarface's Tony Montana, or the real-life Pablo Escobar when he was one of the world's richest drug traffickers.
A sumptuous bar stocked up with champagne, a Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and snooker room were all part of a mansion decked out in the very best furnishings and fittings that money can buy.
State-of-the-art security systems, bomb and bullet proof doors and a panic room capable of withstanding a full-scale military-style assault. Down the road sat a million euro fleet of top-of-the-range cars and motorbikes that includes a Maserati, BMWs, Mercs.