The startling true story of the real Mr. Asia Marty Johnstone and New Zealand's first-ever drug cartel, The Syndicate. See how a boy from Auckland's North Shore became an international playboy with an industrial-scale global drug empire and how, due to a taste for his own product and a misplaced trust in his friends, ultimately became the architect of his own demise. 1970's New Zealand sees the country's most notorious criminals and young entrepreneurs get together to grow a small-scale kiwi operation into a cartel that spanned the globe. A coming-of-age story from a time when sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll held New Zealand in their thrall, big dreams became a glittering reality and life was for living in the fast lane. Based on true events, 'Underbelly NZ: Land of the Long Green Cloud' is a six-part drama series that covers the incredible events that put New Zealand's criminal world on the map, and still resonates to this day.