Just one week after a location manager for “Narcos” was discovered shot and killed in Mexico, the brother of Pablo Escobar proposed increasing security.
Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria, who was the head accountant for the Colombian drug kingpin, told the Hollywood Reporter that Netflix should employ hitmen to use as security for the cast and crew.
“You have to eliminate threats. When I was walking in the jungle, I had $2 million in $100 bills. The army was searching for Pablo and me. Suddenly, we are being shot at,” he stated.
“Both me and Pablo, along with a few security, start running towards a channel of water, we swim away. This was all done without guns. If you have intellect, you don’t need to use weapons. If not, you have to.”
Gaviria’s warning comes days after 37-year-old Carlos Muñoz Portal was shot and killed while scouting locations for “Narcos” in Mexico.
In its first three seasons,”Narcos” depicted the rise and fall of notorious Colombian drug kingpins, which included Pablo Escobar, in the 1990s.
“We are aware of the passing of Carlos Muñoz Portal, a respected location scout, and send our condolences,” Netflix said in a statement.
Portal’s bullet-ridden vehicle was located on an unnamed dirt road in San Bartolomé Actopan, a part of the municipality of Temascalapa.
An investigation into Portal’s slaying is still pending.