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Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by Explorers(m): 11:39pm On Feb 06
Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar's former chief hitman Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez has died of cancer today at the age of 57.

Velasquez served a life sentence after admitting to killing 300 people and ordering the deaths of 3,000 more as he violently enforced Escobar's legendary reign of terror.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7974383/amp/Drug-lord-Pablo-Escobars-feared-chief-hitman-Jhon-Jairo-Popeye-Velasquez-dies-cancer-aged-57.html

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by Explorers(m): 11:39pm On Feb 06
The heartless assassin - who once described killing as 'like a day at the office' was jailed in 1993 the year Escobar was gunned down by police in his home town of Medellin but was released in 2014.

Velasquez then went into hiding for several years fearing reprisals from his victim's families and members of the Medellin Cartel he helped to convict in return for a lighter sentence.

He was arrested again in May 2018 on suspicion of extortion and conspiracy and had been back behind bars since then.

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by Explorers(m): 11:40pm On Feb 06
Heartless: Escobar's right-hand man, Vasquez (as a young man) says he feels no guilt for the hundreds he murdered because they were all casualties of 'the war'

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by Explorers(m): 11:41pm On Feb 06
He said: 'I'm also a victim of Don Pablo. I was not responsible for the assassinations.

I was a professional killer and nowadays I have reconsidered it. I am a repented and reformed man.'

As Escobar's head hitman, 'Popeye' executed either personally or on his orders thousands of people deemed to be a threat to his cocaine trafficking empire, including policemen, journalists, politicians and judges, while innocent civilians were also inevitably caught up in the carnage.



Velasquez, aka 'Popeye', visits the tomb of his former boss Pablo Escobar at the Montesacro Cemetery in Medellin in 2015.

Escobar was shot dead by police in Medellin in 1993.

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by Explorers(m): 11:41pm On Feb 06
He kidnapped and tortured a future Colombian president and vice-presidents, he killed an Attorney General, and helped plot the murder of Colombian presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galan, the only murder out of thousands for which he was actually convicted.

By the time he was arrested in 1992, he had killed over 250 people with his own hands including his own girlfriend detonated over 250 car bombs.


He was linked to the 1989 bombing of an Avianca jet, which killed 107 people, just to assassinate one traveller, another presidential candidate.

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by tyup(m): 11:44pm On Feb 06
He'd be Burning in the deepest part of hell as we speak

Ipobs drug lord disgracing Nigeria abroad may y'all end like this. insha Allah

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by dawnomike(m): 11:45pm On Feb 06
Even the deadliest of them all also dies... No man good or evil lives forever!

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by Braintrain: 11:45pm On Feb 06
My uncle was also a hit man

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by dawnomike(m): 11:54pm On Feb 06
Braintrain:
My uncle was also a hit man
Do you mind sharing his story while keeping his identity anonymous ?

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by Kpokrikpo: 11:54pm On Feb 06
tyup:
He'd be Burning in the deepest part of hell as we speak

Ipobs drug lord disgracing Nigeria abroad may y'all end like this. insha Allah
Aboki , e na adi ka nsi efi
Ezi angry angry

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by tyup(m): 11:55pm On Feb 06
Kpokrikpo:
Aboki , e na adi ka nsi efi Ezi angry angry
you don't even know what ur saying sad

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by Kpokrikpo: 11:57pm On Feb 06
tyup:


you don't even know what ur saying sad
U don't understand what I'm saying
Ezi

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by tillaman(m): 12:06am On Feb 07
There’s never going to be a drug lord like Pablito, that man was a dynamo!!

If not for the killings he for be my mentor!

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by beewhy009(m): 12:07am On Feb 07
Welcome to KarmaLand!

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by DelTel(m): 12:42am On Feb 07
Explorers:


He was linked to the 1989 bombing of an Avianca jet, which killed 107 people, just to assassinate one traveller, another presidential candidate.

This is Deep!

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by Evablizin(f): 12:51am On Feb 07
tyup:
He'd be Burning in the deepest part of hell as we speak

Ipobs drug lord disgracing Nigeria abroad may y'all end like this. insha Allah
Will you keep quiet!! Who is talking about IPOB here?

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by Evablizin(f): 12:57am On Feb 07
Explorers:
He kidnapped and tortured a future Colombian president and vice-presidents, he killed an Attorney General, and helped plot the murder of Colombian presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galan, the only murder out of thousands for which he was actually convicted.

By the time he was arrested in 1992, he had killed over 250 people with his own hands including his own girlfriend detonated over 250 car bombs.


He was linked to the 1989 bombing of an Avianca jet, which killed 107 people, just to assassinate one traveller, another presidential candidate.
Nahh ,this man is satan in human form.

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by domido(m): 1:00am On Feb 07
This one strong oo
Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by ruggedtimi(m): 2:03am On Feb 07
Lets see if he will hide from his victims in hell

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by Xavfra(m): 2:27am On Feb 07
tyup:
He'd be Burning in the deepest part of hell as we speak

Ipobs drug lord disgracing Nigeria abroad may y'all end like this. insha Allah

Ya diri gi ka I si cherem MNK
Iseeeeeee!

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by generationz(f): 4:46am On Feb 07
It takes a psychopath to kill that many people and not be troubled by it.

Reminds me of the movie Goodfellas.

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by dynicks(m): 4:48am On Feb 07
Explorers:
He kidnapped and tortured a future Colombian president and vice-presidents, he killed an Attorney General, and helped plot the murder of Colombian presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galan, the only murder out of thousands for which he was actually convicted.

By the time he was arrested in 1992, he had killed over 250 people with his own hands including his own girlfriend detonated over 250 car bombs.


He was linked to the 1989 bombing of an Avianca jet, which killed 107 people, just to assassinate one traveller, another presidential candidate.
Damn!! This dude needs be brought back to life ND RE-killed again but this time in a slow but very excruciating manner.....This dude really was a beast in human form!!

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by logon599: 5:05am On Feb 07
RIP? Nah.

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by soliddust2020: 5:31am On Feb 07
This man brutal
Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by Papanwamaikpe: 5:45am On Feb 07
Pablo Escobar my hero grin


I so much love that man cheesy

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by Papanwamaikpe: 5:50am On Feb 07
DelTel:


This is Deep!
Baba don't Bleep with a drug cartel oh! Those guys are ready to lose 10mil in order to recover just 1m.


Crazy sets of people grin

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by godwinkessi: 6:23am On Feb 07
tyup:
He'd be Burning in the deepest part of hell as we speak

Ipobs drug lord disgracing Nigeria abroad may y'all end like this. insha Allah

just say Igbos. Stop being a coward

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by Roon9(m): 6:32am On Feb 07
Explorer on the beat.


Trapping like the narco
Got dope like Pablo
Cut throat like Pablo
Chop trees with the Draco
On the Nawf, got Diego
Saying hasta luego (luego)
Muy Bien wrapping kilos
Snub nose with potatoes grin


Pablo Escobar was just too ruthless

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by heed101(m): 6:32am On Feb 07
Dare devil. Even devil is marveled

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by Rilikoko(m): 6:34am On Feb 07
There is actually a movie series about him, telling his story shortly after Pablo’s death.....too bad I can’t recollect the name again but it’s in Spanish and subtled to English

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Re: Jhon Jairo 'Popeye' Velasquez Dies Of Cancer At 57 (Pics) by richesbhc(m): 6:35am On Feb 07
tyup:
He'd be Burning in the deepest part of hell as we speak

Ipobs drug lord disgracing Nigeria abroad may y'all end like this. insha Allah
Hell fire prepared by you abi? My friend wake up this is 2020

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