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I went from pub landlord to SAS hitman despatched to kill Pablo Escobar – as I bled out, I assumed ‘what the f*** am I doing’

I went from pub landlord to SAS hitman sent to kill Pablo Escobar – as I bled out, I thought ‘what the f*** am I doing’


A FORMER pub landlord who went on to affix the SAS has revealed how he joined a process drive to kill the Colombian cocaine kingpin, Pablo Escobar.

Peter McAleese was tasked with main a crew to take out the medication’ baron, just for catastrophe to strike.

Peter McAleese was employed to kill the Colombian cocaine kingpin
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Pablo Escobar was the wealthiest legal in historical past[/caption]

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Peter McAleese instructed his story on the James English podcast[/caption]

Talking in an interview on the James English podcast, McAleese revealed how he was a part of a crack crew that provided $1 million for the Medellin cartel boss’ head.

“We flew straight to Colombia and met up with a man referred to as Jorge Salcedo and he briefed us on what was taking place,” the 79-year-old stated.

“We went to see two businessmen who, in actuality, have been a part of the Cali cartel.”

McAleese instructed how Salcedo, who was a part of the rival Colombian drug gang the Cali cartel, was coordinating the assault and he wished to recruit a crew to hold it out.

Peter was the primary particular person he had requested.

Price greater than £40billion, Escobar was the wealthiest legal in historical past.

On the top of his powers, he was smuggling 15 tons of cocaine per DAY. Rival cartels have been saved at bay with the bullet and the bomb.

Peter McAleese was the mission’s Tactical Commander
The duty drive coaching within the jungle in Colombia

“There was an ongoing battle between the Cali cartel and the Medellin cartel and so they simply wished Pablo out of the best way as a result of he was gunning for them as a result of he wished the whole present,” the ex-SAS soldier stated.

“There was additionally military involvement in that Jorge Salcido was a colonel within the military.

“The intelligence facet of the military wished the 2 cartels completed and thought they’d get them battling with each other, they could wipe one another out.”

After coaching in a mock-up soccer pitch of Escobar’s safety, the crew moved to a reside firing coaching camp within the jungle, earlier than setting off to kill the notorious legal.

“We did a few reside rehearsals, sporting all of the equipment that we’d put on on the goal, carrying the weapons we’d use on the goal, fireplace and ammunition that we’d use,” the previous soldier defined.

“We simply practised and practised after which we received it proper.

“So, then it was only a case of getting up day-after-day, warming up and doing a little bit of taking pictures earlier than the strike.”

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4 cocaine traffickers from the Medellin cartel arrested by police in Bogota in 1988[/caption]

Regardless of being solely 12-strong, Peter stated he didn’t concern the mission.

“Lots of his bodyguards and safety guys have been simply guys that ran about with {a magazine} of their belt and carrying an Uzi or some sub-machine gun.

“We went in there carrying sufficient ammunition to kill the most effective a part of 3,000 males.

“We have been tooled as much as the eyeballs, plus the truth that we had a helicopter gunship, which we thought would stage all of it down.

“The boldness was on our facet, it was by no means doubted by any of the lads.”

Nonetheless, it wasn’t all plain crusing.

One member, who left the group, betrayed them by interviewing with the press regardless of promising to not.

He knowledgeable the media concerning the strike, however he was unaware of who the goal was, solely Peter and one different particular person knew that data.

One other misfortune occurred while the crew travelled in direction of their closing mission.

Supposedly, members of the military and police drive have been on Escobar’s payroll which meant the helicopter needed to fly low to dodge their radars.

Sadly, this resulted within the helicopter crashing, killing the pilot.

McAleese survived the airplane crash however suffered from a number of damaged ribs.

Pablo Escobar was gunned down by cops four years later
The cartel boss was shot lifeless in the future after his 44th birthday

“The ache was f***ing excruciating. I began pondering what the f*** am I doing right here, how did it get myself into this s***?”

The next day, the Scotsman heard voices approaching him and was not sure in the event that they have been “good guys or dangerous guys” as all he heard was a bunch of males talking Spanish.

“I went, how do I deal with this? I stated ‘if the dangerous guys get me, they are going to make my loss of life very painful. So, I took a grenade and pulled the pinout, then grabbed a sub-machine gun and held it in a single hand.

“The fellows got here up nearer and nearer; they didn’t see me and I caught the machine gun in his abdomen.”

Fortunately it turned out to be Peter’s associates.

The pair’s wild adventure has been immortalised in a captivating new documentary film, Killing Escobar
Pablo Escobar was killed by Colombian police in 1993

After an 8-hour journey down from the mountains strapped to a tree, he managed to achieve security.

Not backing down, Peter was decided to complete the mission as soon as and for all. Nonetheless, the crew by no means made it again to Escobar’s base.

The police and the military had picked up, there have been all kinds of accusations getting made as to who was behind it.

“They simply stated ‘I feel we’d higher allow you to go’, so we got here again to the UK.

“I don’t understand how I felt about it. I used to be simply glad to get again.”

Glaswegian McAleese, served with Britain’s Parachute Regiment, the SAS, Rhodesia’s SAS and the South African Defence Pressure.


In addition to battling drug barons in Columbia, he educated bodyguards in Moscow and has taken on safety work in Algeria and Iraq. 

The divorced dad-of-three as soon as ran the appropriately named The Gunmakers Arms pub in Birmingham.

Pablo Escobar was ultimately killed in an operation by the Colombian Nationwide Police in 1993, simply in the future after his 44th birthday.

Escobar with his wife Victoria Eugenia Henao
Escobar along with his spouse Victoria Eugenia Henao