Javier Pena and Steve Murphy are agents for the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). In the 1990s, the pair volunteered for an assignment in Bogota, Colombia, and set out to bring down the Medellin drug cartel and its leader Pablo Escobar. The actions of Pena and Murphy were the inspiration for the popular Netflix crime series Narcos, which portrays Escobar's fight to maintain his sprawling drug empire that eventually controlled more than 80 per cent of the cocaine distributed in the US. Murphy and Pena will come to New Zealand in July next year to talk about their experiences, details here.
1 Dec 2018