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World|life|February 7, 2020 / 11:07 AM
Drug lord Escobar's hitman Jhon Velásquez dies in Colombia

AKIPRESS.COM - A notorious murderer who worked for Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar has died of stomach cancer, Colombian officials say.

Jhon Jairo Velásquez, who boasted of killing 300 people for Escobar, was 57.

Known as "Popeye", he was released from prison in 2014 after more than 20 years and launched a YouTube channel, attracting more than a million followers.

But he was jailed again in 2018 on charges of extortion.

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