The tales of the Colombian drug-lord, Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria strikes terror worldwide. Often known as the "The King of Cocaine"
The tales of the Colombian drug-lord, Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria strikes terror worldwide. Often known as the “The King of Cocaine” still remains the wealthiest criminal in the history of mankind.
Streaming giants Netfix payed a tribute to the nutritious drug kingpin by airing an original television series ‘Narcos’, depicting the story of his infamous Medellin Cartel. The series aired on 28th August 2015. The series received rave reviews and popularity worldwide.
Earlier on July 1, 2016, Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria, 71, brother of Pablo Escobar and former ‘chief of the hitmen’ for the Medellin Cartel, issued a letter to Netflix. In the letter, he demanded $1 billion from Netflix for the unauthorized use of content. “If we don’t receive it,” he threatened, “we will close their little show.”
Just last week, a seasoned location scout for the hit show Narcos was found dead in Mexico. He was working solo in a location infamous for having a high murder rate. Netflix issued the following statement: “We are aware of the passing of Carlos Munoz Portal, a well-respected scout, and send our condolences to his family. The facts surrounding his death are still unknown as authorities continue to investigate.”
Roberto Escobar was the head accountant for the Cartel during the heyday in the ‘80s. He was in prison for 10 years when the law-enforcers apprehended him in 1993.
In an interview he advised Netflix to hire professional hitmen to provide security for their crew in Colombia.
“I don’t want Netflix or any other film production company to film any movies in Medellin or Colombia that relates to me or my brother Pablo without authorization from Escobar Inc. It is very dangerous. Especially without our blessing. This is my country,” he said.
Upon the popular show’s depiction, the furious crime center-man commented: “I don’t discuss my brother’s death. Some people say he is dead. That is all I know. To me he is still alive and my brother.”
About his legal strife with Netflix, Escobar volleyed answers like a boss : “Their mothers should have left them in the womb. That is what we tell people like this if they come to Colombia,” he said.