He said: “Felix Gallardo was one of many characters who ‘controlled’ the business of cocaine exports from Colombia through Mexico into the United States in the 1980s.
“The series clearly exaggerates the influence of Felix Gallardo. He was probably one of the five or six traffickers that acknowledged the opportunities offered by cocaine exports.”
But while there is certainly elements of fiction embedded into his story, Ricart is keen to point out this is usual in adaptations of true stories.
He added: “While the series is well informed about the history of the drugs trade, the story is mostly fiction, and there is nothing wrong with that, as long as you aren’t expecting a history lesson!”
The new second season of the show will explore the growth of Operation Leyenda as well as Gallardo’s crumbling empire across 10 episodes.
Narcos: Mexico season 2 is available to stream on Netflix.