Nar­cos lo­ca­tion scout shot dead in Mex­ico

The Sunday Telegraph - - World News - By He­len Nia­nias

A LO­CA­TION scout for hit Net­flix show Nar­cos was shot dead in Mex­ico while look­ing for places to film the pro­gramme’s fourth sea­son.

Car­los Muñoz Por­tal, 37, was found dead in his car, his body rid­dled with bul­lets, in Te­mas­calapa, a vi­o­lent re­gion in cen­tral Mex­ico, 37 miles from Mex­ico City.

Po­lice said they were hav­ing dif­fi­culty in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cir­cum­stances of his death, as there was a lack of wit­nesses due to the area’s sparse pop­u­la­tion.

Net­flix said that the de­tails of what hap­pened were “still un­known”.

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

His car was found parked on an un­named dirt road in the San Bar­tolo Ac­topan area.

Mr Por­tal was in the area tak­ing photos of places in which Net­flix could film Nar­cos, a crit­i­cally-ac­claimed drama about the drug car­tels and vi­o­lence of Colom­bia.

The fourth sea­son shifts fo­cus from Colom­bia to Mex­ico, cen­tring on the Juarez car­tel.

In a state­ment, Net­flix said: “We are aware of the pass­ing of Car­los Muñoz Por­tal, a well-re­spected lo­ca­tion scout, and send our con­do­lences to his fam­ily.

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

Mr Por­tal was from Pue­blo, Cal­i­for­nia, and had a dis­tin­guished ca­reer as a lo­ca­tion scout. He worked on the James Bond film Spec­tre, which be­gins with a Day of Dead pa­rade in Mex­ico City.

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