The battle to be “Narco King of Instagram” doesn’t seem to make sense. Surely anyone who makes an illegal living on the back of violence and the drugs trade wouldn’t want to publicize their deeds and ill-gotten gains to the public – and the police. Well, it doesn’t seem to bother the big dogs of the narcotics trade, for a trend has seen them using social media to show off the luxurious trappings of their nefarious businesses as they bid to win the title.
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Recently, the Netflix hit Narcos – a drama re-telling the Scarface-like rise of the Colombian Pablo Escobar’s Medellín cartel in the 1970s and 1980s – has presented the lavish lifestyles of the untouchable “narcos” to a new audience.