Paul Lir Alexander

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Paul Lir Alexander
Bornc. 1956
Santa Catarina, Brazil
Other namesEl Parito Loco ("The Crazy Duck")
"The Baron of Cocaine"
Criminal charge(s)Drug trafficking and smuggling

Paul Lir Alexander, also known as El Parito Loco, is a Brazilian drug lord. He is one of the richest drug lords in Brazil, having a net worth of more than $170 million.[1]


Alexander was born in Santa Catarina and joined military service in the Israeli Army and the Mossad.[2] He later worked as a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent before becoming the leader of a drug-smuggling ring in Brazil. He was reported to have been among the wealthiest of Rio de Janeiro's drug lords, with an estimated $20 million in assets, primarily in the form of real estate. Alexander specialized in sending cocaine to the United States inside electrical transformers. He owned various ranches in Brazil, his own business jet and a yacht worth $25 million.[3]

Alexander was arrested by the DEA in 1993 and spent 17 years in prison.[4] He was arrested again in Brazil and sentenced to 42 years' imprisonment before disappearing while on a temporary release from a Brazilian prison in 2010.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Jack's South America: Paul Lir Alexander Escapes from Brasilian Prison!!!". 27 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Gangsters Out Blog: Paul Lir Alexander convicted drug trafficker for Mossad". 4 September 2012.
  3. ^ "A Twenty-Year Anniversary with Paul Lir Alexander". 18 December 2014.
  4. ^ "The 20 Wealthiest Criminals Ever". Archived from the original on 2015-08-20.
  5. ^ Elma Lia Nascimento, "Just Saying Yes," Brazzil 8.133 (Jan 31, 1997): 10.
  6. ^ "Paul Lir: O traficante brasileiro que enganou todo mundo". 24 May 2014.