DISCOVERY ANNOUNCES NEW SERIES THAT FOLLOWS THE SEARCH FOR DRUG LORD PABLO ESCOBAR'S LOST MILLIONS
(LOS ANGELES) - Pablo Escobar, Colombia's most infamous drug lord, rose from a mere cocaine dealer to running the Medellin Cartel - a multi-billion-dollar powerhouse in the narcotic market. Escobar spent a lot of his money on luxury items and properties around the world. But urban legends led many to believe much of his fortune is still yet to be found - and buried across Colombia and Central America. With never-before-granted access and Colombian government support, Discovery went out in search of this alleged hidden treasure in an all-new series called ESCOBAR'S MILLIONS (Working Title) to air later this year.
Doug and Ben are former CIA case officers on a mission to once and for all solve the mystery. Together they'll use their elite skillset - along with the latest advancement in GPR (or ground-penetrating radar) - to hunt down the illicit profits of Escobar's drug war. Never has there been a search of this scope or magnitude. If there is a fortune to be found, they'll uncover it and forever solve this great mystery.
ESCOBAR'S MILLIONS (W/T) is produced for Discovery Channel by Network Entertainment and Blackfin with Derik Murray and Geno McDermott as Executive Producers, along with Fred Pichel Show Running and Doug Laux. For Discovery Channel, Executive Producers are Matt Vafiadis and Associate Producer Lindsay Malinchak. Discovery also worked with local Colombian production Team Dynamo (www.dynamo.net). To learn more, go to www.discovery.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/discovery and on Twitter @Discovery.
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