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'Narcos' location scout shot to death in Mexico

'Narcos' location scout shot to death in Mexico

Carlos Muñoz Portal traveled to that country to search for shooting locations in the state of Mexico which is located near the border with Hidalgo.

"We are aware of the passing of Carlos Munoz Portal", Netflix said in a statement. His body was found in a compact vehicle with several gun shot wounds hours after leaving for the site. Nor confirmation either way had been made public by Netflix at the time of this writing.

It had been widely rumored that Narcos Season 4 will be set in Mexico, instead of the Colombian milieu that was featured in seasons 1 through 3, but this had not yet been confirmed by Netflix or the showrunners.

The El Pais story continued: "The facts that led to the death of Muñoz Portal are not clear". The report indicates he may have been in his auto at the time of the apparent murder. More than 2,000 homicide invesitgations were opened in June 2017 - which is an increase of 40% from the year prior, and an 80% increase since 2015.

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Mr Portal is reported to have been killed on Monday, but the news of his death only broke last night (SAT).

An investigation into his death is ongoing.

It's unclear whether there was a motive for the crime; however he had been working in an area which is said to have a high murder rate.

"Narcos" mainly films in Colombia, with scenes also having been shot in Panama and the U.S.


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