Workers responsible for carrying out the demolition of drug lord Pablo Escobar’s old mansion in Miami Beach have found a metal safe under the foundations of the house, Colombia’s El Nuevo Herald reports.
The sealed safe, discovered on Tuesday, is about two feet wide by two feet tall and weighs some 600 It is unknown what it contains or if it is empty.
The discovery was soon tweeted:
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The mansion owners, entrepreneur Christian de Berdouare, founder and CEO of U.S. based Chicken Kitchen restaurants, and his wife, journalist Jennifer Valoppi, were looking into a possible loot left by the founder of the notorious Medellin cartel.
Berdouare and his wife had suspicions that there might be hidden treasure in the house that they bought in 2014 for $10 million. The house had been confiscated by the U.S. authorities in the late 1980s and subsequently abandoned by its previous owner.
Drug lord Pablo Escobar, who died 22 years ago in Medellin, Colombia, had a habit of hiding money in all of his mansions.