Thursday 22 February 2018

Paul Williams: Cartel's opulence would put Scarface to shame

Al Pacino as Tony Montana in a scene from
Al Pacino as Tony Montana in a scene from "Scarface." Photo: AP

Paul Williams

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.

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