Cops and Writers Podcast

077 "The" Narcos, D.E.A. Agents Steve Murphy And Javier Peña And Taking Down Pablo Escobar (Part One)

July 31, 2022 Patrick O'Donnell / Steve Murphy / Javier Pena Episode 77
Cops and Writers Podcast
077 "The" Narcos, D.E.A. Agents Steve Murphy And Javier Peña And Taking Down Pablo Escobar (Part One)
Show Notes

Today I’m very excited to bring you episode one of two with “The” Narcos who helped bring down Pablo Escobar! Retired D.E.A. Agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña. 

Javier Peña and Steve Murphy are former DEA agents best known for bringing down Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar in the '90s, as dramatized in the first two seasons of the Netflix series Narcos and chronicled in their book Manhunters: How We Took Down Pablo Escobar. 

In today’s episode, we discuss:

·      Pablo’s Hippos.

·      Steve and Javier’s beginnings in law enforcement and their path to becoming D.E.A. Agents.

·      How someone should prepare themselves to become a D.E.A. Agent.

·      How both of their careers changed after bringing down one of the biggest cocaine dealers in history.

·      What their role was in the Netflix series “Narcos” and how it has changed their lives.

·      Their book Manhunters: How We Took Down Pablo Escobar.

·      How Steve’s wife joined him in Columbia on this dangerous mission.

All of this and more on today’s episode of the Cops and Writers podcast.

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