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13th Aug 2017

New Narcos footage shows the incredible amount of drugs the Cali Cartel sold

Paul Moore

The new season looks great.

Before we dig into the latest footage from Narcos Season 3, there’s one spoiler alert that needs to be issued.

After being killed in that daring raid at the end of Season 2, plenty of Narcos fans were wondering where the show would go without the presence of Pablo Escobar.

Well, the war on drugs continues as Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela (Damian Alcazar) takes over the Cali Cartel and it appears that he’s leanred a few things from ‘El Patrón.’

Described as  “boss of bosses”, he’s running the cartel alongside his brother Miguel but DEA agent Peña is in hot pursuit. This being said, how can the narcos prevent the rise of the biggest cocaine cartel in history?

Pablo Escobar had an estimated known net worth of US $30 billion by the early 1990s, but as this new footage shows, the Cali Cartel made $22,500 every 30 seconds. That’s $23.5 billion a year.

Regarding the new drug kingpin in town, Alcazar says that “While Escobar was a single-cell organism, they (Cali cartel)  were a complex, multicelled organism.” Show creator Eric Newman has described the new villain as “more pervasive and more insidious” than Escobar while adding that “they (cartel) bought the presidency of Colombia in 1994. They were insiders, and it’s very much a response to the level of violence that the hunt for Escobar brought to Colombia. We’re inheriting an administration in government and populous in Colombia that were tired of the violence and that changed the way they were going to wage the war, so it’s a more complicated environment in ways. It’s difficult to tell the good guys from the bad guys.”

Witness the rise of a new criminal empire when Season 3 of Narcos premieres on September 1, only on Netflix.

Here’s the new footage along with another look at the full trailer.

Here’s the full trailer.