'Narcos' location scout found riddled with bullets in Mexico

Carlos Muñoz Portal was scouting locations for the next series of the Netflix original show Narcos
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He was found in his auto "riddled with bullets" in Hidalgo, which has one of the highest murder rates in the country.

The Mexican Institute of Cinematography (Imcine) issued a statement mourning Munoz's death.

Carlos Muñoz Portal's body was found on Monday, along with his bullet-riddled auto, in a remote area in San Bartolo Actopan, which is near the borders of the Hidalgo state. "Muñoz was a seasoned veteran filmmaker to find filming locations for the major U.S. film productions working in Mexico".

Portal was an expert at wrangling locations on many Hollywood productions in Mexico, including Tony Scott's Man on Fire, Mel Gibson's Apocalypto, the latest James Bond film, Spectre, and Fast & Furious.

The murder has raised doubts on whether the production will continue in Mexico or move back to Colombia where the show was originally shot.




Season four of "Narcos" is said to based on the rise of Mexico's infamous Juarez cartel.

Netflix confirmed his passing to the Daily News.

Worldwide news outlet El Pais was the first to report his death, and indicated that the compact vehicle in which Munoz was discovered was "on an unnamed dirt road in the community of San Bartolo Actopan, in the municipality of Temascalapa".

Police have said they are having difficulty investigating the circumstances of the death, as there is a lack of witnesses due to the area's sparse population.

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