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Brit Who Snorted Cocaine Off Pablo Escobar's Grave Receives Death Threats

Brit Who Snorted Cocaine Off Pablo Escobar's Grave Receives Death Threats

Most people get banned from their local if they're found using drugs - although as we all know, many will turn a blind eye to it.

But one bloke was kicked out of what is regularly dubbed one of the most dangerous places in the world after a prank which he now says has landed him with death threats from criminal gangs.

Steven Semmens posted the video on to Facebook. Credit: Steven Semmens
Steven Semmens posted the video on to Facebook. Credit: Steven Semmens

Yep, it's the return of British tourist Steven Semmens who snorted a line off Pablo Escobar's grave. He says it was meant as a 'mark of respect' to the drug lord - the country didn't seem to take the same view.

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The 35-year-old was kicked out of Colombia, leaving behind his girlfriend and kids - and now he fears for their safety.

Since returning to Swansea back in April, Semmens told the Mirror: "My mate asked me to do a line off Escobar's grave and it just went mad. It was funny at the time but I'm ashamed. Everybody said I was a disgrace and I was making the country look bad.

Steven Semmens now wants to return to university to become a drugs counsellor. Credit: Steven Semmens
Steven Semmens now wants to return to university to become a drugs counsellor. Credit: Steven Semmens

"The president even mentioned me on TV and the police were ­worried for my safety. It was really scary. I regret doing it so much. People sent me death threats on Facebook.

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"They said if they found me they would skin me alive. I can't see my children and that hurts."

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Steven, who moved to the country in November 2017 after meeting a Colombian woman on holiday in Ibiza, is now sorry for what he did.

He explained: "I regret what I did so much and I want to apologise to the people of Colombia.

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"I was in a bar in Medellin when the news flashed up on the TV of me doing the ­cocaine. All the locals were going crazy so I joined in ­slagging off the guy on TV because I didn't want them to know it was me.

"I went home, shaved to change my appearance and went to the mountains outside Medellín to hide. As soon as I could I went to Cartagena and hid."

Steven was found by the police and banned from Colombia for five years. Credit: Steven Semmens
Steven was found by the police and banned from Colombia for five years. Credit: Steven Semmens

He says he travelled to the capital, Bogotá , where police found him and handed him papers with a five-year ban.

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He continued: "I was taken to the airport and told not to come back. If I wasn't banned I would ­definitely have gone back to see my children. But I knew when I got on the plane I was lucky to be alive."

According to the Mirror, Steven is now planning his return to university with hopes of becoming a drugs counsellor.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Steven Semmens

Topics: UK News, News, Video, Pablo Escobar, Cocaine, Drugs

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I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]