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'Narcos' location scout found riddled with bullets in Mexico

17 September 2017, 12:26 | Max Haynes

'Narcos' location scout found riddled with bullets in Mexico

Carlos Munoz Portal had also worked on high-profile productions including James Bond film Spectre and he Fast and The

The BBC report that his body was discovered on Monday (September 11), although details are only emerging now.

A friend of Muñoz says the film industry veteran drove out to photograph areas for season 4 scouting when he was last seen alive.

Carlos Munoz Portal was found dead in his vehicle in a remote area of Mexico state. "Muñoz was a seasoned veteran filmmaker to find filming locations for the major USA film productions working in Mexico".

The new season of Narcos is expected to focus on the origins of the Juarez cartel in Mexico, and filming was supposed to go down there as opposed to Colombia where past seasons were shot. Police are now investigating the circumstances of Portal's death. It was found that he had been shot several times in a violent and thug-dominated area of Mexico, Temascalapa, which is around 60km from Mexico City.

Season four of Narcos is said to be exploring the origins of Mexico's infamous Juarez cartel
SUPPLIED Season four of Narcos is said to be exploring the origins of Mexico's infamous Juarez cartel

El Pais reported of Narcos Season 4, "Production will soon portray the Cartel de Juárez, an organization headed by Amado Carrillo, better known as El señor de los cielos". That entity, the most populated of the country, is the one that has more homicides.

"We are aware of the passing of Carlos Munoz Portal", Netflix said in a statement.

It wasn't clear if the murder would force producers to move production from Mexico back to Colombia, according to Variety.

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

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