The much-awaited web series from around the world Narco-Saints finally released on Netflix on September 9. The South Korean crime thriller web series Narco-Saints on Netflix is also known as 'Suriname' and 'The Accidental Narco' and it was created by Yoon Jong-bin and Kwon Sung-Hui. Ever since Narco-Saints released on Netflix, it went into its top 10 trending shows due to obvious thrilling plot of the series. Netflix and Narcos (web series) goes a long way. Narcos has been one of the most watched crime thriller web series of all time on Netflix. With Narco- Saints released on Netflix, the OTT giant expect to gain more viewership from around the world. However, it is to be noted that Narco-Saints does not have any connection with Netflix's previous 'Narcos' franchise. With Narco-Saints web series in trending in Netflix top 10, there are few obvious questions revolving around fans' minds. The question is whether Narco-Saints a true story or Narco-Saints a real story or not.

The answer to this question is yes. Narco-Saints is a true story based on real events of a genuine drug kingpin named Jo Bong-Haeing. Earlier it was created for TV by Yoon Jong-bin and Kwon Sung-Hui. Although there is not much information about drug lord Jo Bong-Haeing is available in the public domain, but he used to ran his illicit business out of Suriname in South America. Jo Bong used Koreans as carriers to carry cocaine from South America to Europe. However, in 1994, the notorious drug lord was forced to leave South Korea as security authorities were looking for him on fraud-related accusations.

In the 1990s, Jo is alleged to have opened a channel for the supply and smuggling of drugs. Jo transported over 48.5 kg of cocaine into European nations in 2004 and 2005. One estimate places the package’s value at least at 160 billion won ($140 million). Jo employed numerous Koreans to act as drug smugglers and paid them 4-5 million won every journey. Jo was taken into custody by the law in Brazil in 2009. In 2011, he was charged with transporting cocaine from South America into Europe using Koreans as carriers and deported to South Korea.

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Divulging more information in the South Korean notorious drug lord, Jo is reportedly to have opened a channel for the supply and smuggling of drugs in 1990. Jo hired many Koreans to act as drug smugglers and paid them 4-5 million won every journey. In 2009, Jo was arrested by the law in Brazil in 2009. In 2011, he was then charged with transporting cocaine from South America into Europe using Koreans as carriers and was deported to South Korea.

It is pertinent to mention here that the co-creators of Narco-Saints and the opening credit say that the web series relies on actual incidents. However, the story in all probability has some made-up elements that had been added to make it extra attention-grabbing or lets say for dramatization.

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