tiptrot.com
tiptrot.com October 22, 2017


Netflix's 'Narcos' Location Scout Shot & Killed On the Job in Mexcio

17 September 2017, 12:27 | Mandy Simon

Locations Manager For Netflix Show 'Narcos' Killed In Mexico; Body Had Gunshot Wounds

Netflix's 'Narcos' Producer Murdered in Mexico

Carlos Muñoz Portal, a veteran location manager working on Netflix's Narcos, was found dead in Mexico while scouting for season 4.

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

The experienced location scout had worked on several high profile films including Mel Gibson's Apocalypto, Fast & Furious and the James Bond film Spectre.

It's a sad day for all those involved with Netflix's hit series Narcos, as one of the production's location scouts was reportedly shot and killed during a recent trip to Mexico.

The El Pais story continued: "The facts that led to the death of Muñoz Portal are not clear". It is not known why, but Carlos' body was found hours later in the compact vehicle with several shots.


Narcos, which has dealt with Columbian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar, was going to set season 4 in Mexico and feature the Juarez cartel. In July, 182 cases of homicide were reported in the densely populated state, a ratio of 12.2 for every 100,000 inhabitants.

There are no specifics yet on what happened, but he was last seen heading out to the State of Mexico for some production photographs.

"We are aware of the passing of Carlos Munoz, a well-respected scout, and send our condolences to his family", said the company in a brief message on the matter.

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



Other News

Trending Now

Activists in South Korea brace for latest round of THAAD
Director of National Intelligence was speaking at the Seoul Defense Dialogue in the South Korean capital on Thursday. The July date refers to the intercontinental ballistic missile test. "This is a game of minutes".

Pope Francis says rescinding DACA is not 'pro
The statement said Francis "expressed his concern for the worsening of the humanitarian crisis". In that time period, they could be eligible for work permits and Social Security.

Olive Garden unlimited pasta pass is back
Per tradition with the Pasta Pass sale, the all-y0u-can-eat deals will go to the fastest shoppers starting Thursday at 2:00 p.m. The 22,000 regular passes on sale Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, let people eat as much pasta as they want for eight weeks for $100.

Manchester United 3-0 FC Basel: Player ratings
Only Liverpool (5) have won more European Cup/Champions League titles than Manchester Utd (3) among English clubs . Manchester United will open Champions League action against FC Basel at Old Trafford .

Payne in South Korea warns North against 'brinkmanship'
China has once again urged the US and South Korea to halt the deployment of a high-tech missile defense system in South Korea. North Korea says it needs to develop its weapons to defend itself against what it sees as U.S. aggression.

Brewers playoff hopes take hit with Jimmy Nelson lost for season
Milwaukee Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson left Friday night's 2-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs after jamming his right shoulder. There's some talent and experience in that group, but losing Nelson really tightens that rotation up.

Pakistan look to seal Independence Cup against World XI
The World XI opened their chase strongly, with a 47-run opening partnership between Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal and Amla. But Perera took charge in the last five overs as he cut loose against Pakistan seamers Shoaib Malik and Rumman Raees.

Cardinals' Johnson has dislocated wrist: coach
The Arizona Cardinals suffered a significant loss on Sunday when dynamic running back David Johnson was lost to a wrist injury. But Wetzel is better at left tackle, Arians said. "I really expect our five-star players to bounce back pretty quick".

India, Japan sign open sky agreement allowing unlimited flight service
It said China would never follow India and Japan "who have somewhat lost themselves". However, the joint statement, unlike 2016, does not mention the South China Sea.

Apple Park Drone Footage Shows Steve Jobs Theater Before Big iPhone Event
Only a few days remain before Apple unveils several new products, though it is the iPhone 8 that is getting most of the attention. Verizon, for example, now charges $27.08 a month for 24 months with a zero down payment to get an iPhone 7 .