The world’s most wanted terrorist Osama Bin Laden began life as the privileged son of a rich Saudi construction magnate, but by the mid-90s his radical jihadist operations earned him a place on the watch list of top world powers.
Thanks to the extensive efforts of U.S. intelligence officers and the work of brave journalists now, now we know a few things about America’s number one enemy.
1. He Grew Marijuana
CNN’s Nic Robertson reported that bin Laden’s Abottabad compound had a series of gardens growing potatoes, cabbages, and interestingly: weed.
The compound housed an estimated one million dollars’ worth of marijuana at the time of its discovery. Despite being located just miles from a Pakistani military base, the crop went unnoticed by officials.