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'Narcos' location scout shot to death in Mexico

'Narcos' location scout shot to death in Mexico

Carlos Muñoz Portal's body was found on Monday, along with his bullet-riddled vehicle, in a remote area in San Bartolo Actopan, which is near the borders of the Hidalgo state.

In a tragic scene that seems nearly right out of the series itself, a "veteran location manager" for Narcos Season 4 was shot to death in rural Mexico, according to El Pais, a Spanish-language daily newspaper. Nor confirmation either way had been made public by Netflix at the time of this writing. The third and most recent season provided a look at the fall of Cartel de Cali and the corruption at the highest levels of the Colombian government including that nation's president; the U.S. Department of State was allegedly aware of the complicity.

The El Pais story continued: "The facts that led to the death of Muñoz Portal are not clear".

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. The site is located very close to the border with Hidalgo, which is notorious for drug-related homicides.

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Carlos Muñoz Portal was scouting locations for season four of the popular Netflix series when he was shot to death.

He worked on films such as Man on Fire, Apocalypto, Fast and Furious and Spectre.

"Given the depopulated area we have no witnesses", spokesman for the State Attorney's office Claudio Barrera said.


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