“Cocaine cartels are about succession.”
The new trailer for “Narcos” Season 3 is out and the series is going to dive right into the growth of the Cali Cartel after Pablo Escobar’s death in 1993. Javier Peña (Pedro Pascal) kicks things off with a very ominous intro about the Cali Cartel and how it grew while authorities were distracted with taking down Pablo Escobar. The Cali Cartel was a southern Colombian cartel that ended up becoming the largest cocaine cartel in history. According to CNN, the Cali Cartel began to fall apart in 2006, when its two leaders, brothers Miguel and Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela, were handed 30-year prison sentences after pleading guilty to drug trafficking charges. As part of their plea deal, they surrendered around $2.1 billion in assets from around the world. By 2014, the cartel was considered defunct, reported CNN. The Rodriguez brothers only operated the for two years after Escobar’s death before being arrested, but the series is already promising a pulse-pounding take on the Cali Cartel and the global drug trafficking operation they ran.