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Pablo Escobar's Son Warns Netflix 'Nothing Has Changed' When It Comes To Cartel Violence

Claire Reid

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Pablo Escobar's Son Warns Netflix 'Nothing Has Changed' When It Comes To Cartel Violence

Pablo Escobar's son has told Netflix to 'be more responsible' while filming in Mexico, following the death of location scout Carlos Munoz Portal last month.

Thirty-seven year old Portal died after suffered multiple gunshot wounds while in his car, researching locations for the fourth season of Narcos.

Although, the exact circumstances of Portal's death are still unclear, there's been speculation that his camera 'spooked' residents of Temascalapa, a town well-known for drug cartels and extreme violence, according to the Mirror.

The smash-hit show has just aired its third season, with a fourth to follow.Credit: Netflix

Escobar's son, Sebastian Marroquin has now warned Netflix to be careful while out in the country, which is still blighted with violence.

Speaking to the Mirror, Marroquin said: "Nothing has changed except the names. Now there's even more drug-trafficking and corruption.

"As for what happened to the Netflix guy, I don't know too much and I don't trust what I read in the news. But unfortunately, Mexico is a very violent place.

"If I went to Africa to film lions, I wouldn't be surprised if one killed me."

Infamous drug-lord Pablo Escobar. Credit: PA

"The drug dealers in Cali are watching Narcos and they don't like it. They don't like their names and their cities being used to tell things that aren't true.

"By telling the story wrong, it can lead to conflicts in real life. Netflix should be more responsible."

This follows on from what Escobar's brother Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria, issued a similar warning via the Hollywood Reporter about filming in Colombia in the wake of Portal's death.

He said: "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.

Credit: Netflix

"It is very dangerous. Especially without our blessing. This is my country."

Adding that he thinks Netflix should hire hitmen to provide security for its staff.

Following Portal's death Netflix said: "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."

The veteran scout worked for Stacy Perskie's Mexico City-based production company, Redrum. He had a number of big production credits to his name, including, Sicario, Spectre, Fast & Furious and Apocalypto.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Pablo Escobar, Netflix, Narcos

Claire Reid
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