TV ‘Narcos’ guy is killed
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