Source – dailymail.co.uk
– Frank Sinatra was ‘a better cocaine dealer than singer’: Pablo Escobar’s son makes extraordinary claim that the crooner was his drug lord father’s business partner:
Sebastian Marroquin Frank Sinatra worked with his drug lord father
- Pablo Escobar was one of the most powerful Colombian cartel leaders
- Marroquin said he knew about the Sinatra link as he was close to his father
- Escobar was shot dead in shootout with Colombian police in Medellin
Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar’s son has sensationally claimed singer Frank Sinatra was his dad’s business partner.
Sebastian Marroquín described the legendary crooner as a ‘better cocaine dealer than singer’ in an interview with a Brazilian newspaper.
He said the American artist was one of his father’s partners in Miami.
Sebastian Marroquin, pictured, said he was aware of his father Pablo Escobar’s link to Frank Sinatra
Escobar, right, was one of the world’s biggest drug dealers, pictured with his son Sebastian, left
Frank Sinatra was widely believed to have links to the Mafia, but now it is claimed he worked with Colombians
Asked how he could be so sure of the truth of his extraordinary claims, Marroquin told respected newspaper O Estado de Sao Paulo: ‘There are more singers than you can imagine that began their careers thanks to the sponsorship of drug traffickers.
‘There are no receipts, just words. I know because I was very close to my father and he and his partners always spoke about that.’
He added: ‘I can tell you that Sinatra was a better cocaine dealer than a singer. He was one of the partners of my father in Miami.
‘Drugs cartels only exist below Mexico’s border with the United States.
‘Where is the Miami cartel? Or the New York cartel? Who is the head of the Chicago or Los Angeles cartels?
‘Each kilo of cocaine that enters the United States is converted into eight with the help of poison. There’s a great amount of hypocrisy when it comes to drugs.’
Marroquin told respected newspaper O Estado de Sao Paulo of his father’s links with Frank Sinatra
Marroquin, pictured with his father, was 17 when Colombian police shot dead his father in Medillen
Frank Sinatra’s links to the Mafia have been well-publicised, although former 007 Roger Moore insisted last year the ties were exaggerated and were rumours based on unknown visitors having their picture taken with the singer in his dressing room.
A new Woody Allen biography published this week in the States claimed Sinatra asked the Mafia to murder the film director as revenge for betraying his ex-wife Mia Farrow.
Pablo Escobar’s brother revealed in his 2009 book about the drugs trafficker that they once dined with Frank Sinatra ‘on petty cash’ during a holiday in Las Vegas.
Roberto Escobar said the dinner took place in a private room at Caesars Palace and afterwards they took a scenic helicopter tour together.
But he claimed in the book – ‘The Accountant’s Story’ – that the American friend who introduced them told Sinatra the Escobars were real estate developers.
The meeting took place before Pablo, who at the height of his career supplied about eighty per cent of the cocaine smuggled into the US, became the name he is today.
‘It was an honour for us,’ Roberto said in the book.
‘When I met him I actually had goose bumps, but I had to be cool to maintain my position.
‘During dinner Pablo told Sinatra that we were going to make a helicopter tour the next day and Sinatra asked to come with us.
‘The next day Frank Sinatra became our guide as we spent about an hour and a half flying all over the area.
‘Supposedly, after Pablo became infamous our friend who had arranged this got a phone call from Sinatra.
‘I’ve been watching TV’, he said. ‘Is that Pablo Escobar the guy we met in Las Vegas?’
‘I don’t know what happened after that, but I guess Sinatra said very firmly that he didn’t want to be associated with Pablo. And until now he never has.’
Sebastian Marroquin is one of Pablo Escobar’s two children.
The drugs lord died in a shootout on a rooftop in the Colombian city of Medellin after making a phone call to his son which enabled the authorities to track his location.
Sebastian, who was 17 at the time, fled with his mum and sister to Mozambique before emigrating to Argentina where they are now based.
He apologised to the sons of victims his late father ordered assassinated during a 2009 Argentine TV documentary.
He also wrote a best-selling book called ‘Pablo Escobar: My Father’ published last year using his birth name Juan Pablo Escobar instead of the alias he adopted before going on to study architecture.
The 38-year-old maintains his dad was not killed by police as Colombian authorities say, but committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.
Frank Sinatra, Pablo Escobar… and Meyer Lansky
A ‘friend’ on Facebook found a link I posted there to a DailyMail story about Frank Sinatra’s purported ties to Pablo Escobar, (Frank Sinatra was ‘a better cocaine dealer than singer), based on interviews with dead Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar’s son where he claims singer Frank Sinatra was among his dad’s business partners, to be “absurd.”
It was, he claimed, anti-GOP propaganda, based apparently (its unclear) on Sinatra’s close friendship with Ronald Reagan, and (reportedly) very close relationship with First Lady Nancy Reagan.
For his (and your) edification, here’s a snippet from an interview with MYLES AMBROSE, the DEA’s first Administrator (under Richard Nixon), from Barry & the boys.”
FROM BARRY & THE BOYS:
Richmond Harper , a gentleman rancher in Texas and an associate of Carlos Marcello front man Herman Beebe, also had “very deep ties right into the (Nixon) White House,” according to CIA pilot/drug smuggler Barry Seal, in a letter to a U.S. Judge.
It was through Richmond Harper’s’ Eagle Pass Texas ranch that Oswald’s friend in Dallas, oilman and CIA asset George DeMohrenschilt had entered Mexico en route on “a walking tour” of Central America that led him to be in Guatemala for the launch of “The Bay of Pigs invasion.
After DeMohrenschildt’s sudden death by shotgun on the eve of his testimony to the House Select Committee on Assassinations—which his wife strenuously said was not a suicide—his personal address book was located, containing an entry reading: “Bush, George H.W. (Poppy) 1412 W. Ohio see also Zapata Petroleum Midland.”
Harper was especially close to Myles Ambrose, the head of US Customs. Ambrose became the Special Consultant to the President on Narcotics, and who was there at the birth and became the first head of what’s been called “Nixon’s demon spawn,” the DEA, in 1973.
First head of the ‘demon spawn’
Myles Ambrose, according to former Customs officials who were disgusted at having had to work under him, would visit Harper and go hunting with him on his ranch on the border.
He was a guest at what must have been the wedding of the year down in Eagle Pass, the nuptials of Richmond Harper’s daughter, an event her proud Daddy commemorated with the slaughtering of 600 steers.
“We tried to warn him [Ambrose],” stated one Customs official at the time. “Tell him that this guy [Harper] is bad. He wouldn’t listen.”
“Just a tad defensive, Myles was”
“During my interview with him, I felt Myles Ambrose’s displeasure at some of my questions, which, in fairness, may have sounded slightly more suspicious than someone who had been a Special Consultant on Narcotics to President Nixon is used to fielding.
“Whatever the reason, Ambrose became a bit over-eager to share his thoughts on the involvement in the drug trade by folks on the other side of the aisle.
“Two kilos of heroin for a little walking around money”
“I was with Treasury back in the late Fifties, when Bobby Kennedy was running the Kefauver Committee Hearings on Organized Crime,” Ambrose said.
“I know for a fact that there was a yellow sheet (investigative report) on a meeting in Havana where Meyer Lansky gave two kilos of heroin to Frank Sinatra to bring back to the States so he (Sinatra) would have a little ‘walking-around’ money.”
“But because Sinatra was helping Kennedy get elected, his brother removed all reference to this from the Committee’s report.”
After he was discovered hobnobbing with indicted dope-and-gunrunner Richmond Harper at Harper’s Texas ranch, Myles Ambrose resigned in disgrace in 1973.
Years later, Nixon aide Chuck Colson told Senator Lowell Weicker two pieces of information about Ambrose, the first head of the DEA, that has characterized that Agency ever since:
1. “Ambrose set up the CIA in the Drug Enforcement Administration.”
2. Ambrose had cordial relations with certain Mafia figures.