Colombia’s top drug lord, the man accused of killing three men in the Colombian capital, Bogota, is “ready to kill himself” according to a report published by The Associated Press.
AP reports that the Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating whether Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar was involved in the deaths of his former employees and associates.
In March, the DEA said it was investigating the deaths, and in November it announced that it would launch a joint investigation with the Colombian government into Escobar’s death and the deaths that ensued.
The DEA, which is led by the Drug War Office, declined to provide further details.
DEA officials have said the Colombian authorities are looking into the death of the former Colombian ambassador to the United States, Fernando Pinto, and a Colombian police officer, Jorge Ruiz.
The Associated States Department of Justice has also opened a criminal investigation into the deaths.
In addition to the alleged killings, Colombian authorities have alleged that the drug lord killed a Colombian army colonel in 2013, and that he also ordered the killing of another officer.
In January, the Colombian attorney general’s office filed criminal charges against Escobar for the deaths and for alleged involvement in the assassination of the Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos.