Following the killing of “Narcos” location manager Carlos Munoz Portal, whose bullet-riddled body was found in a car in Mexico on Sept. 11, the brother of Pablo Escobar has responded to the attack.
Deadline reports that Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria says Netflix needs to change its security protocols for the production.
The first two seasons of the Netflix drama focused on Pablo Escobar’s Medellin cartel, with the recently released third season picking up the story after the fall of Escobar, with the focus shifting to the Cali cartel.
“Gaviria was the lead accountant for the Medellín cartel, but before that, he was the chief of the hitman,” Deadline reports. “In 1993, he was arrested and while in prison, he received a letter bomb that made him half-blind and half-deaf.”
The report quotes Gaviria saying: “I have survived many assassination attempts and kidnappings. I am very experienced in survival and security protocols.”
Also out of the Escobar camp, Olof K. Gustafsson, CEO of Escobar Inc., is quoted saying today: “People are dying. It’s clearly not safe to film shows about drug lords.”
Gustafsson adds: “We tried to contact Netflix after the news of Carlos Munoz Portal passing last week to speak about their security issues with no response. I think it is important that they take care of this soon.”