'Narcos: Mexico' season 2 may bring forth the end of Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo's drug empire

'Narcos: Mexico' season 2 may bring forth the end of Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo's drug empire

Loaded with drama and conflict surrounding the illegal drug trade in the Guadalajara cartel, 'Narcos: Mexico' sees all the action shift to Mexico.

The turmoil begins with an ugly face-off between DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Peña) and the founder of the modern Mexican drug trade Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna).

At the end of season one, Kiki is mercilessly tortured for over 30 hours and finally murdered at the hands of Félix's men after he managed to acquire secret information about the drug trafficking organization.

While it is not known what the plot of the second season will be, the final episode hinted at the arrival of another DEA agent Walt Breslin, played by Scoot McNairy, to avenge the death of Kiki.

After the unfortunate event, undercover agents plan Operation Leyenda, one of the largest DEA homicide investigation ever undertaken. Several reports say that a special unit was devised to pull the high-profile investigation in Mexico together.


After a long chase, Félix Gallardo and his two close associates, Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo and Rafael Caro Quintero were identified as the primary suspects. While Fonseca and Quintero were seized under pressure from the US, it is said that for a long time, Gallardo reeled away by means of political protection. 

Diego Luna in 'Narcos: Mexico' as Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo. (Twitter)

Promising to keep a low profile throughout the escape, he moved to Guadalajara City in 1987.

According to reports, he was finally arrested in Mexico on April 8, 1989 and charged for the kidnapping and murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, racketeering, drug smuggling and multiple violent crimes. It is yet to be seen whether the show will highlight these themes in its next season or not. 


It is speculated that Félix Gallardo sought shelter at the Sinaloa governor Antonio Toledo Corro's house as a guest.

However, Governor Toledo repeatedly denied any connection with Félix saying he was "unaware of any outstanding arrest warrants".

Within days of his arrest, several police commanders were also taken under custody, and as many as 90 officers were dismissed. 

What really was the breaking point of Félix? Will his close ones betray him or will he falter as a leader?

These are some questions still waiting to be answered. Soon, the show may steer towards making Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, played by actor Alejandro Edda, the central character.

If we look back the history of these drug lords, it is known that it became increasingly necessary for him to break the shackles following Gallardo's imprisonment. Slowly but surely, he rose to power with the help of his violent streak and opportunistic spirit.


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