Pablo Escobar (December 1st, 1949 - December 2nd, 1993) was a Colombian drug lord and narcoterrorist. He was born on December 1, 1949. He was involved in many criminal activities, such as selling fake lottery tickets, selling contraband cigarettes, stealing cars, and running petty street scams. In the early 1970's, he was a thief and bodyguard, making a quick $100,000 on the side kidnapping and ransoming a Medellin executive before entering the drug trade. Escobar might have been involved in the murder of canditate Luis Carlos Galan. On December 2, 1993 (a day after his 44th birthday), he and his bodyguard were killed by the Colombian National Police.