Love Narcos Mexico! Seasons 1 and 2 show how the protagonist built his drug empire from nothing and achieved a height of distribution in the 1970s to 1980s. He was the first person in the history of Mexico to unify all the areas into a cartel.
It also shows the DEA's efforts to catch him and stem the drug trade into the states.
If you like rags to riches story with brains, action and a bit of history. Highly recommend. Bingewatchable on netflix