'Narcos' location scout found riddled with bullets in Mexico

Danny Woods
September 17, 2017

It's a sad day for all those involved with Netflix's hit series Narcos, as one of the production's location scouts was reportedly shot and killed during a recent trip to Mexico. El Pais reports that 37-year-old Carlos Muñoz was found in a vehicle riddled with gunshots in rural Mexico. It remains to be seen whether production on season four of Narcos will be in any way affected by Munoz's death, or whether the creatives will move forward with Mexico locations for the episodes yet to be filmed. The film company issued a short statement acknowledging the filmmaker's passing - claiming that the case was still under investigation. "The facts surrounding his death are still unknown as authorities continue to investigate what happened".

Mexican columnist Julio Astillero tweeted this photo of Portal.

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The upcoming season of Narcos shifts its setting from Colombia to Mexico, centering around the fearsome Juarez drug cartel. "Muñoz was a seasoned veteran filmmaker to find filming locations for the major USA film productions working in Mexico". Netflix could not immediately be reached for comment.

Carlos has been working as a location scout for over a decade and has assisted on projects such as Spectre, Sicario, and Fast & Furious. Nor confirmation either way had been made public by Netflix at the time of this writing. Police are now investigating the circumstances of Portal's death.

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