Jhon Jairo Velásquez
|Died||February 6, 2020 (aged 57)|
|Conviction(s)||Murder, kidnapping and terrorism (charges with conviction fulfilled).|
Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vasquez (April 15, 1962 – February 6, 2020), also known by the alias "Popeye", was a hitman. He was part of the criminal structure of the Medellín Cartel until his surrender to the Colombian justice system in 1992. He was a known as a hitman working for Pablo Escobar.
Jhon Jairo was known as "JJ" and was the "General of the Mafia" and even killed his girlfriend at Pablo's request.
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- "El ex jefe de sicarios de Pablo Escobar seguirá en prisión al menos hasta 2016 (Spanish). Murio tras la enfermedad de Cancer Ex-chief of Pablo Escobar's hitmen to be in prison until 2016.". El Mundo. 16 September 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
- Ramos, Fernando; Romo, Rafael (August 27, 2014). "Colombia frees Escobar man who killed". CNN.com. CNN.
- "Popeye padece cáncer terminal de esófago" (in Spanish). 8 January 2020. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
- Brito, Christopher (2020) Pablo Escobar's former hitman "Popeye" has died at 57 cbsnews.com