There’s a new Internet myth brewing. While it is more than likely one giant hoax, we thought we’d get in on the fun and share it anyway. Here’s how this “story” is being told:
Jose Mariena Cartolos, a 65-year-old farmer from Colombia, got a lot more than he bargained for when he opened up his new palm oil plantation.
Cartolos recently received a $3,000 grant from the Colombian government to help kickstart his new farm on a plot of land that has reportedly been in his family for more than 200 years.
He allegedly made an astonishing discovery while digging a trench on the land for a new irrigation system: $600 million in cold, hard cash.
The money was apparently buried on the land by none other than Pablo Escobar, the most successful cocaine trafficker of all time.
Escobar, for those of you who don’t have Netflix, is said to have hidden parts of his $30 billion fortune in odd places around the country. He was well-known for hiding his cash in furniture, in floorboards and on different plots of land around the country, one of which apparently belongs to Cartolos.
Sadly, Cartolos is not allowed to keep his findings. Instead, the government will seize the money and use it for “social and economic programs.”