Netflix Location Scout For 'Narcos' Shot Dead In Mexico

Netflix Location Scout For 'Narcos' Shot Dead In Mexico

Portal's ten-year career included scouting locations for high-profile movies such as the latest James Bond movie, Spectre, as well as Fast & Furious and Apocalypto.

A locations manager working for the Netflix series "Narcos" was killed while scouting in Mexico. "Muñoz was a seasoned veteran filmmaker to find filming locations for the major United States film productions working in Mexico".

Narcos, which most recently handled the Colombia's Cali cartel's rise and fall in season 3, was preparing to shift focus on cartels in Mexico.

Portal was reportedly heading out to obtain some production photographs. A friend of his assures that on Monday he got into his auto and drove to the State of Mexico to take some photographs for production.

Mexican news outlet Milenio report that he was found with several gunshot wounds on a dirt road in San Bartolo Actopan near the city of Temascalapa.


His auto was found in the San Bartolo Actopan area. The site is located to the northeast of the State of Mexico, very close to the border with Hidalgo. That works out to a ratio of 12.2 for every 100,000 inhabitants.

"We are aware of the passing of Carlos Munoz Portal", Netflix said in a statement.

Mr Portal is reported to have been killed on Monday, but the news of his death only broke last night (SAT).

"The facts surrounding his death are still unknown as authorities continue to investigate".

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