‘Narcos’ Season 3: Five Possible Drug Lords We’d Like To See

Netflix’s Narcos Season 2 will premiere on September 2. From the previous statements released by the executive producers and showrunners, Season 2 will show the death of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar. Having said that, we still have to find out which drug lord’s story we get to see when Narcos returns with Season 3.

1. Griselda Blanco

Many believe that drug trafficking is for men. However, when Colombian-born Griselda Blanco (aka La Madrina) first started drug trafficking, she changed that perspective entirely.

In the mid-1970s, along with her second husband, Alberto Bravo, Blanco emigrated to the US and settled in Queens, New York.


Blanco is believed to be responsible for more than 200 murders in her lifetime, including a gruesome murder of a 2-year-old child.

In 1985, she was arrested by DEA agents in her home and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, but according to a documentary, Cocaine Cowboys, she continued her business from behind the bars.

According to the Guardian, she was released in 2004 and deported to Colombia, where she was gunned down in front of a butcher’s shop by an assassin in 2012.

2. Frank Lucas

Frank Lucas, also known as Superfly, was one of the biggest drug dealers and organized crime bosses in New York City during the 1960s and early 1970s. He was one of the first African-American crime leaders in NYC, and by the early 70s, he was reportedly making more than a million dollars before his arrest in 1975.

If you think that Escobar’s drug exporting technique was unique, then you have not heard of North Carolina drug Lord Frank Lucas. According to several published reports, Lucas trafficked heroin from the South Pacific by smuggling it inside the coffins of dead American soldiers.

In one of his earlier interview for a magazine in 2000, Lucas, however, denied the claims of him putting the drugs in the coffins.

“We did it, all right… ha, ha, ha… Who the hell is gonna look in a dead soldier’s coffin? Ha ha ha… We had him make up 28 copies of the government coffins… except we fixed them up with false bottoms, big enough to load up with six, maybe eight kilos… It had to be snug. You couldn’t have s**t sliding around. Ike was very smart, because he made sure we used heavy guys’ coffins. He didn’t put them in no skinny guy’s…”

The American government sentenced him 70 years in prison, but the sentence was reduced when he chose to became a government informant. He was released from prison in 1981.

If Narcos Season 3 features the life and story of Lucas, then it won’t be the first time when we get to see the Superfly’s portrayal on the silver screen. His life was earlier dramatized in 2007 film American Gangster in which he was portrayed by Denzel Washington.

3. Larry Hoover

Larry Hoover is an American gang leader and the co-founder of the Chicago street gang called the Gangster Disciples. Hoover, who also goes by the name King Larry, was making more than $1,000 a day in profit in the 1960s.

By 1973, he was sentenced between 150 and 200 years in prison for murder, conspiracy, extortion, and engaging in a criminal enterprise. On August 31, 1995, after a 17-year undercover investigation by the feds, it was revealed that King Larry still had deep connections with different criminal entities.


According to the New York Times, he was found guilty on all charges and sentenced to six life terms.

Rick Ross’s song “BMF” tried to depict the life and drug career of King Larry in detail.

4. Amado Carrillo Fuentes

Born and raised in Mexico, Amado Carrilo became the drug lord after assassinating his own boss, Rafael Aguilar Guajardo. Amado Carrillo was part of the Guadalajara Cartel, where he oversaw the cocaine shipments and learned about different border operations from his boss and Pablo Acosta Villarreal.

It is being reported that he transported more cocaine to America than any other trafficker in the world during the 1980s. According to NewsOne, he had a fortune of $25 billion, and from that, he bought 22 private jets and 727 airliners to transport the drugs, which is how he got his nickname, the Lord of the Skies.

According to the New York Times, Amado Carrillo died in July 1997 in a Mexican hospital after undergoing some extensive plastic surgery to change his appearance. The three surgeons, who operated him were later charged for murder.

5. Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman

After Pablo Escobar, it is Guzman whose life and career as a drug king have traumatized many governments. He became a Mexican drug lord who heads up the Sinaloa Cartel and became Mexico’s top drug kingpin in 2003.

According to the United States Department of the Treasury, he is considered the most powerful drug trafficker in the entire world.

The DEA has come to believe that Guzmàn’s power has surpassed the influence and reach of Escobar.

“Pablo’s business in Colombia was based on the exportation of cocaine,” noted the senior DEA official. “With Chapo, he not only has the importation of cocaine, but marijuana, heroin, and methamphetamine, and he is exporting them not only to the U.S. but to Asia and Europe.”


In 2014, he was charged with drug trafficking but escaped the Mexican prison (just like Escobar). He was eventually found by Mexican authorities and transferred to a prison near Ciudad Juarez, which is close to the Texas border.

Narcos’s showrunners have yet to officially announce their idea behind Season 3.

Tell us in the comments: Whose story you would like to see in the next season of Narcos and why?

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