Tourists snapped 'snorting cocaine' off drug lord Pablo Escobar's grave headstone in sick new trend

The "cocaine pilgrimage" – thought to be inspired by hit Netflix show Narcos – came to light after an ex-lag was seen kneeling at the tomb in Itagui, Colombia, in footage exclusively obtained by the Sun.

After leaning down and snorting the powder from the headstone, Steven Semmens turns to the camera grinning and says, "I'm Gordon Ramsay mate" – referring to the TV chef's documentary series on cocaine.

Now an Australian tourist has gone one step further by commemorating his "pilgrimage" with a painting, bragging the moment will "last forever".

He posted a picture of the canvas, given to him by his girlfriend, on Instagram where it has received almost 300 likes.

It appears to show the man doing one of three lines of white powder off Escobar's black tombstone.

Replying to an Instagram comment referencing the "small lines", he replies: "When you're in a public grave you do what you can, plus 98% pure is like a fatty of Aussie stuff."

His followers said the pictured was "amazing" with several telling the man, from Adelaide, he was their "idol".

Other social media users also trolled him over the size of the lines, with Luke Lfc Thompson saying: "Pablo will be turning in his grave with the size of those lines."

Ryan Albrow wrote: "I guarantee them wasn’t the same lines as PABLOSSS."

Who was 'Cocaine King' Pablo Escobar

Born on December 1, 1949 in Colombia, Pablo Escobar, the “King of Cocaine” was the third of seven children and his parents were a farmer and primary school teacher.

He grew up in Rionegro, known as the Cradle of Democracy to Colombians for its importance in its battle for independence.

His notorious cocaine smuggling operation began in 1975, when he'd fly the drugs between Colombia, Panama and into the US.

By the time he was 35, Escobar was one of the world’s wealthiest men, making an estimated $420million (£300million) a week in the mid-1980s: nearly $22billion (£16billion) a year.

He infamously spent $2,500 (£2,000) on rubber bands each month just to tie up his cash.

Escobar made the Forbes’ list of international billionaires for seven years straight, from 1987 until 1993.

By the end of the 1980s, he supplied 80 per cent of the world’s cocaine.

In 1991, he cut a deal with the Colombian government to be imprisoned in his self-designed private prison, "La Catedral".

It boasted a football field, barbecue pit and a personal compound for his family nearby.

The Colombian authorities were not allowed within three miles of it.

Escobar gave out rewards to hitmen who killed policemen, and says he killed around 300 people himself.

He is thought to have coordinated the murders of over 3,000 people – most of them civilians.

Another video posted on a Twitter account called "Escobar Jr" showed three different men taking it in turns to snort white powder from the same grave.

The original video, featuring ex-convict Semmens, went viral after it was posted on Facebook groups, The Sesh Life and HMP Jail Banter.

He empties a bag of white powder on the grave and snorts it in the video titled "Line of coke off Pablo Escobar’s grave, straight out of Swansea prison".

Escobar, known as the King of Cocaine or El Patron, was 44 when shot dead by cops in the city in 1993.
By the late 1980s, he had a £21billion fortune and supplied 80 per cent of the world’s cocaine, much of it to the US.

Some tour guides in the country are alleged to offer trips to the grave so they can sample the drug.

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