Javier Peña is a former DEA agent who investigated Pablo Escobar and the Medellín Cartel with his former colleague Stephen Murphy. Peña worked as a consultant on the Netflix series Narcos. Peña was not involved in the DEA's Cali Cartel activities; his involvement in that investigation in season three of the Netflix series is a fictional account. Following the investigation of the Medellín Cartel, Peña worked for the DEA with additional assignments in Puerto Rico, Texas and Colombia. Peña retired from the DEA in 2014.
|Known for||DEA agent, investigated Pablo Escobar|
He is one of the main characters in the three seasons of Netflix TV series Narcos, in which his character is portrayed by Pedro Pascal. Peña himself worked as a consultant on the show. He makes a cameo appearance in the last episode of Season 2, "AL Fin Cayó!", alongside Murphy.
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