The latest K-drama on Netflix, Narco-Saints, stars Park Hae-soo from Squid Game and Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area. It tells the story of a Korean drug lord who cooperated with Colombia’s Cali Cartel, which was established by three brothers who broke away from Pablo Escobar’s drug ring.
The new show is based on a real-life Korean drug lord who oversaw a cartel in the South American nation of Suriname in the late 1990s.
In-gu, a Korean small business entrepreneur (played by Ha Jung-woo), becomes involved in a covert operation run by the National Intelligence Service (NIS) of South Korea after flying to Suriname to start a skate shipping company.
Later, Chen Jin, a Chinese criminal running the methamphetamine drug trade in Suriname, threatens In-fish gu’s business (played by Chang Chen, the lead actor in the Oscar-winning film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).
According to the Chinese crime boss, who claims to “control the fish” in Suriname’s surrounding oceans, In-gu must pay a price to operate his skateboarding company. After a strange and charismatic Korean Christian preacher named Yo-hwan (played by Hwang Jung-min) offers to defend In-company gu’s from Chen Jin’s threats, In-gu can avoid making payments.
However, Yo-hwan is then identified as the ruthless boss of a cocaine smuggling ring in Suriname when In-gu is abruptly imprisoned when cocaine was discovered concealed within one of his skate shipments at the airport.
In-gu discovers that Yo-hwan hatched the cocaine ruse to test out a potential new drug trafficking route to South Korea via In-fish gu’s delivery from Chang-ho, a team leader from the NIS (played by Park Hae-soo of Squid Game).
Narco-Saints’ Finale: An Explanation
Later, In-gu decides to assist the NIS in their scheme to permanently catch Yo-hwan by pretending to have set up a significant drug transaction for Yo-hwan to persuade him to send drugs to Puerto Rico, where he may be apprehended by the Americans. the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
Yo-hwan is left at the mercy of the DEA and NIS in the exciting series finale after the combined police team intercepts his heroin cargo to Puerto Rico following several heart-pounding chases, dramatic shootouts, backstabbing turns, and tense moments of covers being blown.
In-gu is back in South Korea with his wife and two children, running his car repair shop, months after the dramatic encounter that destroyed Yo-cocaine hwan’s enterprise. Chang-ho pays him a visit at the store and tells that Yo-hwan (who is in prison) had told the NIS head about a baseball that In-gu had received from the real-life former Korean baseball player Park Chan-ho and that the businessman had given to his children to play catch.
Yo-hwan said the ball was “the sole legitimate thing he had,” which startled In-gu because the drug lord was notorious for delivering bogus autographed mementos to various persons throughout his drug dealings.
In-gu inquires, “This is authentic?,” and Chang-ho responds, “I don’t know. He said so…but who knows?” after having his son bring him the ball.
After then, the scene closes with In-gu gazing at the baseball in his palm, leaving viewers to wonder whether or not everything else the drug lord had stated up to that point had been genuine or false. Could Yo-communication hwan to In-gu regarding baseball indicate that he is planning to exact retribution and get what he has lost?