‘Nar­cos’ slay in Mex­ico

New York Post - - NEWS - Michael Hecht­man

The bul­let-rid­dled body of a lo­ca­tions scout for the hit Net­flix show “Nar­cos’’ has been found in one of Mex­ico’s most drug gang­in­fested ar­eas, it was re­ported Satur­day.

Car­los Munoz Por­tal, who worked for a pro­duc­tion com­pany in Mex­ico City called “Re­drum” — mur­der spelled back­ward — died in a re­mote area near San Barto Ac­topan, Va­ri­ety said.

Sea­son four of Nar­cos will fo­cus on Mex­ico’s Jurez car­tel. Sea­son three had dealt with a Colom­bia car­tel.

“We are aware of the pass­ing of Car­los Muñoz Por­tal, a well-re­spected lo­ca­tion scout, and send our con­do­lences to his fam­ily,’’ Net­flix said. “The facts sur­round­ing his death are still un­known as au­thor­i­ties con­tinue to in­ves­ti­gate.’’

Va­ri­ety said the mur­der raises doubt about whether the show would con­tinue to shoot in Mex­ico or move back to Colom­bia.

One of Por­tal’s friends told the pa­per El Pais that his pal had a cam­era with him, spec­u­lat­ing, “Maybe they thought he was col­lect­ing in­for­ma­tion and they started track­ing him in a car,” Fox News re­ported.

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