US DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena are coming to Wellington with an evening of conversation on their instrumental role in the take down of the undisputed “king of cocaine” Pablo Escobar, and the Cali cartel.
“Are you a NARCOS fan? Do you know what’s fact and what’s fiction? Join Javier and I as we return to Australia and New Zealand to tell the true story about Pablo Escobar. We’ll answer questions about Pablo, the Cali Cartel (from season 3), Kiki Camarena (from season 4), the making of NARCOS, and even our personal lives. Our last trip “down under” was one of the best tours of our lives, and we can’t wait to return in July 2019!!! Come and join us for a night you’ll never forget, we’re gonna have some fun, don’t miss out!!!” – Steve Murphy
The actions of Pena and Murphy were the inspiration for the hugely popular Netflix crime series Narcos, which tells the story of Colombia’s infamous drug cartels and Pablo Escobar’s fight to maintain his position as the most powerful player.
Agents Pena and Murphy will speak about the rise and fall of the Medellin Cartel and the role they played in bringing down its notorious leader, Columbian drug lord, Pablo Escobar. Including exclusive stories and images not seen in the series, this unique event gives Narcos fans, and those interested in Pablo Escobar, the opportunity to hear first-hand from the two men who were key in his capture in 1993. The evening’s discussion will also shed light on their input into the hit Netflix series, where they reveal information which doesn’t feature in the show, and will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
Pablo Escobar was the wealthiest, most powerful, and most violent criminal of the 20th Century. In collaborating with drug traffickers to form the Medellin Cartel, he eventually controlled more than 80% of all the cocaine distributed in the US. Escobar's ruthless tactics allowed him to operate with impunity throughout South America, and he was responsible for the deaths of three Colombian Presidential candidates, an Attorney General, several Justice Ministers, more than 200 judges, more than 1,000 Police Officers, an unknown number of competing drug traffickers and perceived enemies, and countless innocent people caught in the crossfire.