Gangs & Organized Crime
DEA Agents Who Caught Pablo Escobar Coming To Speak In UK

Are you ready to meet the guys who brought down the “The King of Cocaine?” 

Fans of the Netflix hit show Narcos will be excited to find out that NARCOS  – An evening of conversation on the capturing of Pablo Escobar and the Cali Cartel with DEA agents Javier Pena and Steve Murphy will embark on a full UK & Irish Tour in May 2018.

During the evening they will discuss capturing Pablo Escobar, their input into the hit Netflix series – including revealing information which does not feature in the show – followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

Tickets are on general sale – Friday, 1st December AT 10 am (Pablo Escobar’s birthday – these guys really don’t miss a trick do they). Find out below what to expect from the show and a link for tickets:

Javier Pena

Javier Pena was brought up in Kingsville, Texas and in 1984 he joined the US DEA. Four years later the Retired Special Agent in Charge volunteered for an assignment in Bogota, Colombia. It was there that Pena and his partner, Special Agent Steve Murphy, set out to bring down the Medellin drug cartel and its leader Pablo Escobar.  Pena was awarded Colombia’s highest honor for his efforts and received commendation awards from the DEA and the wider international community. He is regarded as an expert on the subject of the Medellin Cartel.

Steve Murphy began his career in 1975 as a Police Officer in the City of Bluefield, West Virginia. In 1987, Murphy joined the DEA as a Special Agent and was assigned to Miami, Florida where the cocaine trade was exploding. In 1991, Special Agent Murphy was transferred to Bogota, Colombia. It was there that Murphy and his partner, Retired Special Agent Javier Pena, targeted the notorious narco-terrorist Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel.  Murphy received multiple honors and awards, during his career, including ‘DEA Special Agent of the Year’ and the ‘Distinguished Service Cross’ from the Republic of Colombia.  

2018 UK & Ireland Tour:

Weds 9th May – O2 Academy Glasgow
Thurs 10th May – O2 Academy Newcastle
Fri 11th May – O2 Academy Leeds
Sat 12th O2 Academy Birmingham
Sun 13th May – O2 Academy Brixton
Monday 14th May – O2 Academy Bournemouth
Tuesday 15th May – Cork Opera House
Wednesday 16th May – The Telegraph Building, Belfast
Thursday 17th May – The Olympia Theatre, Dublin

Tickets on General sale Friday 1st December at 10 am. 



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