Recently, news broke that a location manager for the Netflix show Narcos was shot and killed during filming for an episode in Season Four. Now, Pablo Escobar’s brother has come out and made some major claims, saying that Netflix should hire hitmen as security if they want the filming of their show to succeed without any more issues.
When speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Roberto Escobar Gaviria said in order for the Narcos film crew to survive their shoots, they “have to eliminate all threats.” He then went on to tell a story about him and his brother surviving with a couple of security guards. He said, “When I was walking in the jungle one day, I had a bag with $2 million in $100 bills. The army was searching for me and Pablo at this time. Suddenly, we are being shot at. Both me and Pablo, along with a few security people, start running towards a small channel of water, we swim away. This was all done without guns. If you have the intellect, you don't need to use weapons. If not, you have to. In this case, Netflix should provide hitmen to their people as security.”
When asked if he thought using places like Colombia and Mexico to shoot the show was too dangerous, he responded by saying, “I don't want Netflix or any other film production company to film any movies in Medellin or Colombia that relate to me or my brother Pablo without authorization from Escobar Inc. It is very dangerous. Especially without our blessing. This is my country.”