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(Daily Mail)   Pablo Escobar's nephew finds $20 million in cash stashed in wall at one of the drug lord's Colombian houses. It's always the last place you look   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2020-09-24 8:23:31 PM  
Meanwhile one of the agents who helped capture him just allegedly got fired from The Mandalorian. What a world.
 
2020-09-24 8:33:50 PM  
In other news, I found a waterlogged five dollar bill in the washing machine. I GET TO EAT TODAY!
 
2020-09-24 8:34:27 PM  
In this case, it's probably not the last place he looks. If I was living in an apartment and found $20M in one of the walls, the apartment wouldn't have many walls left very quickly.
 
2020-09-24 8:58:33 PM  
Uh...right.

He had a "vision" that maybe it was safe now to tap into the stash without having it seized by the government...
 
2020-09-24 9:37:49 PM  
Pablo Escobar had a banana stand?
 
2020-09-24 10:21:55 PM  
I would have kept my mouth shut about it and buried it in another wall somewhere.
 
2020-09-24 10:23:11 PM  
Last place? If it were me I'd keep checking walls, floors, ceilings
 
2020-09-24 10:45:55 PM  
He reported finding 14 million pounds.

Doesn't mean there wasn't more.
 
2020-09-25 12:44:24 AM  

ThomasPaineTrain: Pablo Escobar had a banana stand?


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2020-09-25 12:48:10 AM  

wejash: Uh...right.

He had a "vision" that maybe it was safe now to tap into the stash without having it seized by the government...


I'd be more worried about the ah, "friends & acquaintances" of ol' Pablo popping round for a cup of tea and a nice chat about "their" money.
 
2020-09-25 12:48:43 AM  
He reported 20 million found in the wall
 
2020-09-25 12:49:44 AM  

WillofJ2: He reported 20 million found in the wall


Was that the full 10 million?
 
2020-09-25 12:51:41 AM  
lessee ... Breaking Bad. Triple Frontier ... probably a few other shows.   In El Camino, it was in the fridge, but that really was the last place he looked.   He tore the walls down first.
 
2020-09-25 1:01:01 AM  
The first rule of finding $20mil in the wall club is....
 
2020-09-25 1:04:44 AM  
Yeah, I remember seeing documentaries about Escobar and other drug lords having so much cash they literally didn't know what to do with it all.  Hide it in walls, bury it in remote areas.

If I were creative and evil I could possibly mock up some documents or maps purporting to show a huge stash of cartel money...hmmm....in a state park just west of Austin right 500 feet off the trail that starts in the east parking lot.

I don't know how to do it convincingly though, but can you imagine sending people out on wild goose chases looking for drug cartel money?  Better bring your guns.  The drug cartel is armed, you should be too.
 
2020-09-25 1:06:09 AM  
Pablo Escobar's Nephew Finds $20 Million in Cash Stashed in Wall at One of the Drug Lord's Colombian Houses is my synthwave band.
 
2020-09-25 1:10:15 AM  
Man, if I had a nickel for every time I found even $100,000 stashed in a wall ...
 
2020-09-25 1:20:29 AM  
The article refers to the "bag containing the vast piles of money." Have you ever seen a pile of US hundreds amounting to a million dollars? It's really not that big. Twenty million in American hundreds, from the photo, is not a vast pile. A vast amount, sure, but physically not actually that big.
 
2020-09-25 1:24:19 AM  

bababa: The article refers to the "bag containing the vast piles of money." Have you ever seen a pile of US hundreds amounting to a million dollars? It's really not that big. Twenty million in American hundreds, from the photo, is not a vast pile. A vast amount, sure, but physically not actually that big.


Oh, then who cares
 
2020-09-25 1:28:59 AM  

chitownmike: bababa: The article refers to the "bag containing the vast piles of money." Have you ever seen a pile of US hundreds amounting to a million dollars? It's really not that big. Twenty million in American hundreds, from the photo, is not a vast pile. A vast amount, sure, but physically not actually that big.

Oh, then who cares


That's why the greatest president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, made inflation so high that you need a cart full of cash to buy a loaf of bread.  If the money isn't physically huge then who cares?
 
2020-09-25 1:37:57 AM  

recombobulator: chitownmike: bababa: The article refers to the "bag containing the vast piles of money." Have you ever seen a pile of US hundreds amounting to a million dollars? It's really not that big. Twenty million in American hundreds, from the photo, is not a vast pile. A vast amount, sure, but physically not actually that big.

Oh, then who cares

That's why the greatest president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, made inflation so high that you need a cart full of cash to buy a loaf of bread.  If the money isn't physically huge then who cares?


It just does not look like as much money as it is. Therefore it is easier to hide.
 
2020-09-25 1:50:18 AM  
20 million? Wow! I would love to find 18 million stashed in the wall. Think of all the things you could do with 15 million you found just lying around your house. Why I would be a rich man for the rest of my life with 12 million!
 
2020-09-25 1:58:27 AM  

My Sober Alt: Yeah, I remember seeing documentaries about Escobar and other drug lords having so much cash they literally didn't know what to do with it all.  Hide it in walls, bury it in remote areas.

If I were creative and evil I could possibly mock up some documents or maps purporting to show a huge stash of cartel money...hmmm....in a state park just west of Austin right 500 feet off the trail that starts in the east parking lot.

I don't know how to do it convincingly though, but can you imagine sending people out on wild goose chases looking for drug cartel money?  Better bring your guns.  The drug cartel is armed, you should be too.


Alright, man ive been out here digging for 20 min now, are you solid on the '500' feet thing? This hole is getting big...
 
2020-09-25 2:21:52 AM  

Wangiss: 20 million? Wow! I would love to find 18 million stashed in the wall. Think of all the things you could do with 15 million you found just lying around your house. Why I would be a rich man for the rest of my life with 12 million!


You'd think. When I was a kid. 18? I came into 100K cash. I think it lasted 72 hours? Paid off some debts and other debts.  Got car and filled the cabinets and bought 800$ with of booze. The booze last six months. The pantry stuff lasted 3 years. Sort of. At end it was just Zest bars or soap and Polo Ralph Lauren cologne.
But paying off those debts work out years later. Meh. Live it up I say
 
2020-09-25 2:35:10 AM  
Has, uh, anyone seen theflatline around lately...?
 
2020-09-25 2:42:11 AM  
Riiiiiight....

And I'm sure yet another Escobar documentary is coming out soon. The nephew will get $20k in real money and we all get a great story
 
2020-09-25 2:43:58 AM  

bababa: recombobulator: chitownmike: bababa: The article refers to the "bag containing the vast piles of money." Have you ever seen a pile of US hundreds amounting to a million dollars? It's really not that big. Twenty million in American hundreds, from the photo, is not a vast pile. A vast amount, sure, but physically not actually that big.

Oh, then who cares

That's why the greatest president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, made inflation so high that you need a cart full of cash to buy a loaf of bread.  If the money isn't physically huge then who cares?

It just does not look like as much money as it is. Therefore it is easier to hide.


That's why criminals love the 500€ bill. You can make 100K fit into a cigarette pack
 
2020-09-25 2:57:18 AM  

padraig: That's why criminals love the 500€ bill. You can make 100K fit into a cigarette pack


Good luck spending even one of those notes. Everyone hates them and is wary of them (counterfeits and other nefarious connotations)
 
2020-09-25 2:59:37 AM  

waxbeans: Wangiss: 20 million? Wow! I would love to find 18 million stashed in the wall. Think of all the things you could do with 15 million you found just lying around your house. Why I would be a rich man for the rest of my life with 12 million!

You'd think. When I was a kid. 18? I came into 100K cash. I think it lasted 72 hours? Paid off some debts and other debts.  Got car and filled the cabinets and bought 800$ with of booze. The booze last six months. The pantry stuff lasted 3 years. Sort of. At end it was just Zest bars or soap and Polo Ralph Lauren cologne.
But paying off those debts work out years later. Meh. Live it up I say


If you used it to pay off debts, then "it lasted you" until you accumulated an equal amount of debt.

Wait, you had 100k in debts hen you were 18?!
 
2020-09-25 3:00:32 AM  

Cajnik: padraig: That's why criminals love the 500€ bill. You can make 100K fit into a cigarette pack

Good luck spending even one of those notes. Everyone hates them and is wary of them (counterfeits and other nefarious connotations)


Most places in the US won't even take a $50 bill...
 
2020-09-25 3:00:50 AM  

Enigmamf: waxbeans: Wangiss: 20 million? Wow! I would love to find 18 million stashed in the wall. Think of all the things you could do with 15 million you found just lying around your house. Why I would be a rich man for the rest of my life with 12 million!

You'd think. When I was a kid. 18? I came into 100K cash. I think it lasted 72 hours? Paid off some debts and other debts.  Got car and filled the cabinets and bought 800$ with of booze. The booze last six months. The pantry stuff lasted 3 years. Sort of. At end it was just Zest bars or soap and Polo Ralph Lauren cologne.
But paying off those debts work out years later. Meh. Live it up I say

If you used it to pay off debts, then "it lasted you" until you accumulated an equal amount of debt.

Wait, you had 100k in debts hen you were 18?!


One year of college if you graduated high school early...
 
2020-09-25 3:01:47 AM  
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2020-09-25 3:35:32 AM  

Airius: Enigmamf: waxbeans: Wangiss: 20 million? Wow! I would love to find 18 million stashed in the wall. Think of all the things you could do with 15 million you found just lying around your house. Why I would be a rich man for the rest of my life with 12 million!

You'd think. When I was a kid. 18? I came into 100K cash. I think it lasted 72 hours? Paid off some debts and other debts.  Got car and filled the cabinets and bought 800$ with of booze. The booze last six months. The pantry stuff lasted 3 years. Sort of. At end it was just Zest bars or soap and Polo Ralph Lauren cologne.
But paying off those debts work out years later. Meh. Live it up I say

If you used it to pay off debts, then "it lasted you" until you accumulated an equal amount of debt.

Wait, you had 100k in debts hen you were 18?!

One year of college if you graduated high school early...


Even an ivy league with no financial assistance doesn't cost you $100k.
 
2020-09-25 3:44:11 AM  

Airius: Enigmamf: waxbeans: Wangiss: 20 million? Wow! I would love to find 18 million stashed in the wall. Think of all the things you could do with 15 million you found just lying around your house. Why I would be a rich man for the rest of my life with 12 million!

You'd think. When I was a kid. 18? I came into 100K cash. I think it lasted 72 hours? Paid off some debts and other debts.  Got car and filled the cabinets and bought 800$ with of booze. The booze last six months. The pantry stuff lasted 3 years. Sort of. At end it was just Zest bars or soap and Polo Ralph Lauren cologne.
But paying off those debts work out years later. Meh. Live it up I say

If you used it to pay off debts, then "it lasted you" until you accumulated an equal amount of debt.

Wait, you had 100k in debts hen you were 18?!

One year of college if you graduated high school early...


What farking college did you go to thats 100K per year?

/hookers and blow better be included in the residence for that pricing
 
2020-09-25 3:47:31 AM  

Enigmamf: waxbeans: Wangiss: 20 million? Wow! I would love to find 18 million stashed in the wall. Think of all the things you could do with 15 million you found just lying around your house. Why I would be a rich man for the rest of my life with 12 million!

You'd think. When I was a kid. 18? I came into 100K cash. I think it lasted 72 hours? Paid off some debts and other debts.  Got car and filled the cabinets and bought 800$ with of booze. The booze last six months. The pantry stuff lasted 3 years. Sort of. At end it was just Zest bars or soap and Polo Ralph Lauren cologne.
But paying off those debts work out years later. Meh. Live it up I say

If you used it to pay off debts, then "it lasted you" until you accumulated an equal amount of debt.

Wait, you had 100k in debts hen you were 18?!


Not all mine. Mine. Mom. And girlfriend.
She run the debt back up in less than a year. My mom 4 years. Me....I LEFT college in more debt then when I went. 20K.
I should have just put myself in school.
 
2020-09-25 3:49:32 AM  

TotallyRealNotFake: Airius: Enigmamf: waxbeans: Wangiss: 20 million? Wow! I would love to find 18 million stashed in the wall. Think of all the things you could do with 15 million you found just lying around your house. Why I would be a rich man for the rest of my life with 12 million!

You'd think. When I was a kid. 18? I came into 100K cash. I think it lasted 72 hours? Paid off some debts and other debts.  Got car and filled the cabinets and bought 800$ with of booze. The booze last six months. The pantry stuff lasted 3 years. Sort of. At end it was just Zest bars or soap and Polo Ralph Lauren cologne.
But paying off those debts work out years later. Meh. Live it up I say

If you used it to pay off debts, then "it lasted you" until you accumulated an equal amount of debt.

Wait, you had 100k in debts hen you were 18?!

One year of college if you graduated high school early...

What farking college did you go to thats 100K per year?

/hookers and blow better be included in the residence for that pricing


100 credit hours of community college costed me 20K
 
2020-09-25 4:58:32 AM  
Looking forward to the followup article where he's brutally murdered and strung up as an example.
 
2020-09-25 6:48:45 AM  
So he gets to keep it?

What a country!

I wonder if he'll keep having "visions" when he needs more cash?
 
2020-09-25 7:00:09 AM  
From seeing The Netflix show, I was under the impression that he had found and exhausted all the money he had left.  His minion went and dug up the last box, and it was ruined by water.

How did he forget about $20M?

Also, why in the world with the nephew report this find?!
 
2020-09-25 7:18:16 AM  

Cajnik: padraig: That's why criminals love the 500€ bill. You can make 100K fit into a cigarette pack

Good luck spending even one of those notes. Everyone hates them and is wary of them (counterfeits and other nefarious connotations)


Except the Germans, who pay everything with cash and specifically requested the 500 euro bill.

Luckily for us law-abiding citizens, we all know that German banks, and those of its neighbor Switzerland, are above reproach.
 
2020-09-25 7:24:51 AM  

waxbeans: Wangiss: 20 million? Wow! I would love to find 18 million stashed in the wall. Think of all the things you could do with 15 million you found just lying around your house. Why I would be a rich man for the rest of my life with 12 million!

You'd think. When I was a kid. 18? I came into 100K cash. I think it lasted 72 hours? Paid off some debts and other debts.  Got car and filled the cabinets and bought 800$ with of booze. The booze last six months. The pantry stuff lasted 3 years. Sort of. At end it was just Zest bars or soap and Polo Ralph Lauren cologne.
But paying off those debts work out years later. Meh. Live it up I say


8/10  Got a few good bites.
 
2020-09-25 8:04:53 AM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Meanwhile one of the agents who helped capture him just allegedly got fired from The Mandalorian. What a world.


I knew that Baby Yoda was up to something.
 
2020-09-25 8:08:23 AM  

waxbeans: Wangiss: 20 million? Wow! I would love to find 18 million stashed in the wall. Think of all the things you could do with 15 million you found just lying around your house. Why I would be a rich man for the rest of my life with 12 million!

You'd think. When I was a kid. 18? I came into 100K cash. I think it lasted 72 hours? Paid off some debts and other debts.  Got car and filled the cabinets and bought 800$ with of booze. The booze last six months. The pantry stuff lasted 3 years. Sort of. At end it was just Zest bars or soap and Polo Ralph Lauren cologne.
But paying off those debts work out years later. Meh. Live it up I say


Back before PokerStars etc went offline for US gaming circa 2010 I cashed out my bankroll for something to that order and my dad and aunt's estate for another 50 combined.

It lasted a while. I quit my shiatty serving job. I paid up a year of rent off the top and then just kinda freelanced copywriting gigs part time and hung around on Florida, visited some friends up in New Hampshire and out in Arizona and just kinda spent freely on myself, friends, and women.

I think the 150k probably took me a couple of years on a relatively "lavish" (for a twenty something) life for close to two years with some side work for little things.

Should have invested or bought a cheap condo outright but I have a lot of memories.
 
2020-09-25 10:35:34 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: In this case, it's probably not the last place he looks. If I was living in an apartment and found $20M in one of the walls, the apartment wouldn't have many walls left very quickly.


And WHY in the fark would you tell anyone? Seriously, pocket that shiat. And hell, in your apartment example, you use a miniscule amount of the money to make it look as good as new before you move, so that nobody knows.
 
2020-09-25 10:38:17 AM  

mjjt: Last place? If it were me I'd keep checking walls, floors, ceilings


Yeah, subby's headline would have been perfect if it had said "...it's always in the last place you look, until you decide to check the rest of the walls.".
 
2020-09-25 11:03:54 AM  

8 inches: I would have kept my mouth shut about it and buried it in another wall somewhere.


Mikey1969: And WHY in the fark would you tell anyone? Seriously, pocket that shiat.


If the money is that old, it would be hard to spend it. Old bills stand out, especially if you're trying to unload $20 million worth. Several years ago in Canada, I had a hard time spending bills that were only about ten years old at the time (left over from my last trip) because they had since updated their currency. Some places wouldn't take them, and the ones who did asked why I had such "old" money.

And, as TFA mentions, at lot of it had deteriorated, so even the other bills probably weren't in very good condition either.

/Speaking of which, fun-fact... Escobar had so much cash, and was so paranoid about it being stolen, that he got sloppy about how he hid it; it's estimated that he lost around $2 billion per year just in spoilage.
 
2020-09-25 11:35:32 AM  

BretMavrik: 8 inches: I would have kept my mouth shut about it and buried it in another wall somewhere.

Mikey1969: And WHY in the fark would you tell anyone? Seriously, pocket that shiat.

If the money is that old, it would be hard to spend it. Old bills stand out, especially if you're trying to unload $20 million worth. Several years ago in Canada, I had a hard time spending bills that were only about ten years old at the time (left over from my last trip) because they had since updated their currency. Some places wouldn't take them, and the ones who did asked why I had such "old" money.

And, as TFA mentions, at lot of it had deteriorated, so even the other bills probably weren't in very good condition either.

/Speaking of which, fun-fact... Escobar had so much cash, and was so paranoid about it being stolen, that he got sloppy about how he hid it; it's estimated that he lost around $2 billion per year just in spoilage.


Typically, badly soiled, dirty, defaced, disintegrated and torn bills can be exchanged through your local bank if more than half of the original note remains. These notes would be exchanged through your bank and processed by the Federal Reserve Bank.

So basically as long as half or more of the original bill is there no matter the age. banks will exchange them for new bills.

I heard that also about him loosing massive amounts of money in random weahouses thats have been forgotten about and something like a million a week was ate by rats alone.
(Seriously question the last part but thats what I heard once)
 
2020-09-25 11:37:55 AM  

padraig: Cajnik: padraig: That's why criminals love the 500€ bill. You can make 100K fit into a cigarette pack

Good luck spending even one of those notes. Everyone hates them and is wary of them (counterfeits and other nefarious connotations)

Except the Germans, who pay everything with cash and specifically requested the 500 euro bill.

Luckily for us law-abiding citizens, we all know that German banks, and those of its neighbor Switzerland, are above reproach.


One of the reasons China's largest denomination is 100 RMB (about 16 USD) is to try to reduce the use of cash. Doesn't seem to work very well, however. I often see people carrying large amounts of cash; they still don't trust banks or electronic transactions.

In Hong Kong, the largest denomination is 1000 HKD (about 130 USD) but there was a counterfeiting scandal several years ago and most places won't take them, so the largest practical note is 500 HKD. The banks are still trying to push them, however, so you have to pay attention to the ATM screen to see what denominations it will give you.

And despite widespread use of things like Octopus cards and AliPay for small purchases, cash is still king in Hong Kong for large purchases. When I moved there, we had to put a deposit of about 14,000 USD for our flat (first/last, two month's security deposit and the agent's fee). Since I didn't have a local bank account yet and they didn't accept credit cards, my wife and I each had to hit several ATMs over the course of about four days to get enough cash (between the daily limits on our card and the ATMs themselves). Not only did they not bat an eye when I gave it to them, they actually had a bill counter in the agent's office. According to the agent, some people even make their down payments with cash.
 
2020-09-25 11:55:03 AM  

TotallyRealNotFake: BretMavrik: 8 inches: I would have kept my mouth shut about it and buried it in another wall somewhere.

Mikey1969: And WHY in the fark would you tell anyone? Seriously, pocket that shiat.

If the money is that old, it would be hard to spend it. Old bills stand out, especially if you're trying to unload $20 million worth. Several years ago in Canada, I had a hard time spending bills that were only about ten years old at the time (left over from my last trip) because they had since updated their currency. Some places wouldn't take them, and the ones who did asked why I had such "old" money.

And, as TFA mentions, at lot of it had deteriorated, so even the other bills probably weren't in very good condition either.

/Speaking of which, fun-fact... Escobar had so much cash, and was so paranoid about it being stolen, that he got sloppy about how he hid it; it's estimated that he lost around $2 billion per year just in spoilage.

Typically, badly soiled, dirty, defaced, disintegrated and torn bills can be exchanged through your local bank if more than half of the original note remains. These notes would be exchanged through your bank and processed by the Federal Reserve Bank.

So basically as long as half or more of the original bill is there no matter the age. banks will exchange them for new bills.

I heard that also about him loosing massive amounts of money in random weahouses thats have been forgotten about and something like a million a week was ate by rats alone.
(Seriously question the last part but thats what I heard once)


I'm aware of that; I was addressing the specific "not telling anyone and quietly spending it" scenario. And I didn't say it was impossible; I just said that in practice it's a lot harder than it sounds, especially in the US and Europe, and *especially* for old notes.  If you take it to the bank to exchange, even a little at a time and across a lot of banks, someone along the chain is going to take notice. "Hmm... somehow a bunch of damaged 40 year-old notes are showing up all over the city. That's not at all suspicious..."
 
2020-09-25 12:23:42 PM  
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