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The Takedown of Pablo Escobar

An IACSP Q&A with Former DEA Agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena

Interviewed by IACSP Senior Writer, Paul Davis

Retired DEA special agents Javier F. Peña and Stephen E. Murphy were assigned as the lead investigators targeting Pablo Escobar and his Colombian Medellin drug trafficking cartel and they were instrumental in his eventual take down.

Their experiences were dramatized in the popular Netflix series “Narcos.”

They are also the authors of “Manhunters: How We Took Dow...