The brother of Pablo Escobar has some advice for Netflix following the death of Narcos’ location manager.
Carlos Muñoz Portal, the location manager for Netflix’s crime drama Narcos, was found shot to death last week in Hidalgo, Mexico while scouting for potential season four locations.
Escobar’s brother, Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria, was the lead accountant and chief of hitmen for the Columbian Medellin cartel before he was arrested and subsequently released.
He is now a co-founder of Escobar Inc – a private holding company – whose CEO, Olof K. Gustafsson, has said that Portal’s death suggests that it is “clearly not safe to film shows about drug lords,” and that “people are dying.”
“We tried to contact Netflix after the news of Carlos Muñoz Portal passing last week to speak about their security issues with no response,” Gustafsson added on behalf of the company. “I think it is important that they take care of this soon.”
Narcos revolves around the life and crimes of Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar and other such individuals.