Man hired to drop bombs on Pablo Escobar


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Man hired to drop bombs on Pablo Escobar
"A British mercenary who conspired to buy a fighter jet and kill a Colombian drugs baron will face a US jail term. David Tomkins confessed in a Miami court to trying to buy the Vietnam-era plane to bomb a prison housing Pablo Escobar... The 64-year-old also tried to buy bombs and a helicopter to survey the prison. Tomkins, who sports a trademark gold medallion and sunglasses, was indicted in 1994 on charges of attempting to buy an A-37 Dragonfly fighter plane from undercover federal agents... Federal authorities said Tomkins told them he was a mercenary who would be paid millions by a rival drug cartel to assassinate Escobar."