Amazon Docuseries Recommendation: The Last Narc (2020)

This docuseries is engaging, to say the least, as it deals with the murder of Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena.  It covers the people involved in his murder, the investigation that occurred after he was murdered, and the end result which really wasn’t a result at all.  The case is still open and his murder unsolved.  Camarena was 37 when he died.  What is well known is Rafael Caro-Quintero and Ernesto Fonseca were involved once Camarena was kidnapped by DFS agents (Dirección Federal de Seguridad). What is known is Mexican government members were involved in the planning of Camarena’s abduction and murder.  What is less well known is the involvement of the DEA and CIA and more than likely the reason for the the investigation into his murder halted.  The most chilling parts are the interviews given by the bodyguards and one of the DEA agents who investigated Camarena’s death (known as Operation Leyenda).  His name is Hector Berrellez and his reason for speaking about the investigation is simply to tell the truth.  He brings us back to a different time when the “war on drugs” was rampant and yet it feels the same in many ways today.  This four part series is directed by Tiller Russell and has a TV-MA rating.

I rate The Last Narc Four Fingers and One Thumb of 100%

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