Narcos location manager shot dead in Mexico

The location scout was reportedly searching for location ideas for the series’ fourth season

17 September 2017, 3:44pm
Carlos Munoz Portal, a veteran location scout, was found dead in a car with several shots
Carlos Munoz Portal, a veteran location scout, was found dead in a car with several shots
A location scout working for the Netflix series Narcos has been shot dead while searching for places to film the series’ fourth season, according to a report in El Pais.  

In a scene that could almost have been taken right out of the series itself, the paper reported that his body was found hours after he driven to the State of Mexico to take some photographs for production.

“Carlo’s body was found hours later in the compact car with several shots. The vehicle was on an unnamed dirt road in the community of San Bartolo Actopan, in the municipality of Temascalapa,” read the report, citing a friend of Munoz  

The series’ fourth season was widely believed to be moved to Mexico, rather than Colombia however this had not yet been confirmed by Netflix.

Netflix confirmed the death of the scout. “We are aware of the death of Carlos Muñoz Portal, a respected location manager, and offer our condolences to his relatives. The facts are still unknown as authorities continue to investigate what happened,” its statement said.

The Narcos series is about the rise and fall of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Its fourth season will reportedly focus on the Juárez drug cartel in Mexico.