The latest spotlight on the world of narcotics trafficking premieres Friday on Amazon Prime.
The last few years have shown a rise in TV shows about narcotics informants and cartels. The Last Narc is a new four-part docuseries focusing on the life of Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent who was tortured and murdered by powerful Mexican drug lords in 1985. Here’s what you need to know about watching the series.
The Last Narc is directed by Tiller Russell who was a producer for 2011’s Bernie. The cast includes highly recognized former DEA agent Hector Berrellez who put his life on the line to find out the story of Camarena and the Cartel members involved. The docuseries also interviews Geneva Camarena, the widow of Hector who had to tell her children their father had been kidnapped and murdered.
Berrellez led the DEA investigation on Camarena’s murder. In the process, three cartel members and Guadalajara police officers including Ramon Lira were sought out as informants with crucial inside information. The three were also bodyguards for some of the most legendary drug lords. As the story unfolds, we discover ties between the U.S. government and Mexican drug cartels.
Camarena’s story was touched on in the first season of the Netflix dramatization Narcos: Mexico. The story was also referenced in a 1990 U.S. mini-series called Drug Wars: The Camarena Story. Although there are many publications of the events, this docuseries discovers new facts that have never before been revealed.
The Last Narc full cast
- Hector Berrellez
- Geneva Camarena
- Jorge Godoy
- Phil Jordan
- Ramon Lira
- Rene Lopez
- Manny Madrano
- Conseulo ‘Chatita’ Berrellez
- Jaime Kuykendall
- Mike Holm
- Jim White
When does The Last Narc air?
All four parts will be available for streaming Friday, March 15.
Where can The Last Narc be streamed?
The Last Narc will be an Amazon Prime Video exclusive.
The Last Narc has been in the works for 14 years and can finally be viewed on Amazon Prime Video.
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*First Published: May 14, 2020, 10:41 am