The shooting death of a Narcos location manager has raised questions about the safety of the cast and crew members of the Netflix hit. However, Pablo Escobar’s brother Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria (71) has suggested a way to ensure the safety of the crew.
He has called on Netflix to make serious changes to its security protocol. Speaking to Hollywood Reporter, Roberto suggested that the Narcos crew had to eliminate all threats. He said that Netflix should provide professional hitmen for the security of the crew.
It must be remembered that on July 1, 2016, Roberto himself had sent a letter to Netflix, demanding $1 billion for the use of unauthorised content. During the peak of the Medellin cartel’s terror in the 1980s, Roberto Gaviria was the leading accountant in his brother’s drug empire. He was also known as the “chief of the hitmen”.
Roberto spoke about the safety situation in Colombia and Mexico and said that he did not want any films in Medellin or Colombia about his brother without authorisation from Escobar Inc., a company he had established in 2014.
He also commented on the $1 billion he had demanded from Netflix and said, “We own all the trademarks to all of our names and also for the Narcos brand.”
He remained strong in his objection of the Netflix hit being filmed without said authorisation in Colombia and said, “Their mothers should have left them in the womb. That is what we tell people like this if they come to Colombia”.