State of Play: The Real Story Behind Netflix’s Narcos

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The brutal battle against the Cali Cartel enters a new chapter in the war on drugs, with the Season 3 premiere of the Netflix series Narcos on September 1st. It follows the previous seasons that tracked the life and eventual demise of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)’s Javier Pena was one of two agents who was instrumental in bringing down Escobar and the notorious Medellin Cartel. Pena and his partner Steve Murphy, both depicted in Narcos, were consultants on the show’s first two seasons.

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