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Pablo Escobar's brother wants cut of Netflix show

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The Weinstein Company and Netflix 2016 Golden Globes After Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Featuring: Wagner Moura Where: Beverly Hills, California, United States When: 11 Jan 2016 Credit: FayesVision/WENN.com

The brother of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar has asked bosses behind hit drama series "Narcos" to cut him in on the show's profits.

Production on the second season of the Netflix program, which stars Wagner Moura as the late Colombian cartel boss, is currently underway, but Roberto Escobar has reportedly taken issue with the show and has fired off a letter to TV chiefs to outline his grievances.

In the message, obtained by TMZ.com, Roberto writes, "In the first season of Narcos, there were mistakes, lies and discrepancies from the real story, the story that I not only was part of making, but that I survived from."

He goes on to request Netflix officials avoid releasing the next instalments of the series until he is "given the rightful opportunity to review this material", while he is also seeking to receive a share of Narcos profits.

He continues, "I hope you are not profiting from my show, and if you are I ask you to share some profits with us. I may be wrong, but I do not believe you may profit on my name, my brother's name and my family's name and our likeness, unless you pay and get our approval."

Roberto, who refers to himself as "Pablo's closest ally" and accountant, signs off the note by insisting it is "a friendly request for cooperation", adding, "All we want is to make sure things are done right. My brother would not have liked season 1, maybe he will enjoy season 2 if you respond me and we solve this issues (sic)."

Netflix officials have yet to respond to the letter, which was reportedly written by Roberto in an undisclosed location in Colombia and stamped with the Escobar family seal, according to TMZ.

Pablo Escobar's drug cartel reportedly supplied an estimated 80 per cent of the cocaine smuggled to the United States, and he was worth around $30 billion by the early 1990s. He was shot dead by Colombian National Police on 2 December, 1993.

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