Netflix's 'Narcos' Location Scout Shot & Killed On the Job in Mexcio

Veteran TV and movie location manager Carlos Munoz Portal was reportedly shot and killed in Mexico while scouting for season 4 of Narcos, the Netflix show about drug cartels.

A translation of the article from El Pais says that Carlos Muñoz Portal, 37, "was killed Monday (September 11) in a rural area of ..."

A producer for the Netflix crime drama Narcos has been shot dead in central Mexico while looking for new locations.

The experienced location scout had worked on several high profile films including Mel Gibson's Apocalypto, Fast & Furious and the James Bond film Spectre. Last season focused on Colombia's Cali cartel.

Police have said they are having difficulty investigating the circumstances of the death, as there is a lack of witnesses due to the area's sparse population. He was supposedly on his way to the State of Mexico to take pictures and scout additional locations for the show's upcoming fourth season, which will allegedly explore the origins of the infamous Juraez cartel.

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The vehicle was found on an unanemd dirt road in San Bartolo Actopan - which is part of the Temascalapa municipality.

Portal was reportedly heading out to obtain some production photographs.

Netflix said in a statement, "We are aware of the passing of Carlos Munoz Portal, a well-respected scout, and send our condolences to his family".

Unclear if Portal's death will derail production.


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