TV ‘Nar­cos’ guy is killed

New York Daily News - - NEWS - BY NI­COLE BITETTE

A LO­CA­TIONS man­ager work­ing for the Net­flix se­ries “Nar­cos” was killed while scout­ing in Mex­ico.

Car­los Muñoz Por­tal, 37, (right) was killed Mon­day night. The show has chron­i­cled the sto­ries of real-life drug king­pins in Colom­bia in the late 1980s but was shift­ing gears to fo­cus on the car­tels in Mex­ico.

The scout was found dead in his car with mul­ti­ple gun­shot wounds, Dead­line re­ported.

Net­flix con­firmed his pass­ing to the Daily News.

“We are aware of the pass­ing of Car­los Muñoz Por­tal, a well­re­spected lo­ca­tion scout, and send our con­do­lences to his fam­ily,” a state­ment to The News read.

The net­work added that cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the death re­main un­clear.

The car was found on an un­named dirt road in San Bar­tolo Ac­topan — which is part of the Te­mas­calapa mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

The area is widely known to be plagued with drug-re­lated killings as it is nearby the bor­der of Hida­glo.

In July, the Los An­ge­les Times re­ported that homi­cides in Mex­ico due to the drug war had spiked to record lev­els. More than 2,000 homi­cide in­ves­ti­ga­tions were opened in June 2017 — an in­crease of 40% from the year prior, and an 80% in­crease since 2015.

Por­tal was re­port­edly head­ing out to ob­tain some pro­duc­tion pho­to­graphs.

He had worked in the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try as a lo­ca­tions man­ager for more than 10 years, in­clud­ing jobs on “Apoca­lypto” and “Specter,” which filmed in Zocalo, Mex­ico.

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion death is on­go­ing.

El País de Es­paña re­ported that it was un­clear if Por­tal was flee­ing to Hi­dalgo or from Hi­dalgo — which has the high­est mur­der rate in Mex­ico.

“Nar­cos” mainly films in Colom­bia, with scenes also hav­ing been shot in Panama and the U.S. into his

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