The nephew of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar claims to have found £14 million ($17 million) of cash hidden in the wall of one of the infamous drug lord’s houses.
Nicolás Escobar said in an interview that a “vision” motivated him to search for the money in his apartment in the city of Medellín.
According to him, this is not the first time that he had found money stashed away in unusual places where his uncle used to hide from the police.
“Every time I sat in the dining room and looked towards the car park, I saw a man entering the place and disappearing,” he said.
“The smell [inside] was astonishing. A smell 100 times worse than something that had died.”
He claimed to have also found a gold pen, satellite phones, a typewriter, a camera and undeveloped film roll.
While some of the bank notes were unusable, he declined to disclose the value of the rest of his find.
The Colombian kingpin was estimated by Forbes to be the 7th richest person in the world at his peak, and he is rumored to have hidden millions of dollars across his many properties in the country.
By the time of his death, he amassed an estimated net worth of $30 billion, which is equivalent to $59 billion today.
Escobar entered the cocaine trade in the early 70s, and his collaboration with other criminals formed the Medellín cartel.
While leading the cartel, he managed to control over 80% of the cocaine shipped to the US.
He gained popularity by sponsoring charity projects and soccer clubs, but his terror campaigns led to the death of thousands of people.
The infamous drug lord entered politics to gain greater influence and attempted to run for president, but both the Colombian and US governments wanted him arrested for his crimes.
He died in a shoot out with the police in 1993, and his legacy remains controversial to this date as some see denounce his horrific crimes while others see him as a Robin Hood who looks after the poor.