Narcos location scout shot dead in Mexico

Narcos location scout shot dead in Mexico

Narcos location scout shot dead in Mexico

The bullet-riddled body of Carlos Muñoz Portal and his vehicle were found Monday in a remote area in central Mexico close to the border of Hidalgo, which has one of the highest murder rates in Mexico, Variety reported Saturday.

A location scout for Netflix's hit show "Narcos" was shot and killed this week while working in Mexico. this as the upcoming season shifts its focus to Mexican drug cartels.

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

Local journalists report that investigators are not clear what events led up to Portal's death.

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Mexico, a violent region in the center of the country, while looking for locations for the filming of the Narcos series by Netflix, which will arrive in Mexico in its fourth season. In July, 182 cases of homicide were reported in the densely populated state, a ratio of 12.2 for every 100,000 inhabitants.

"We are aware of the passing of Carlos Munoz Portal", Netflix said in a statement. "The facts surrounding his death are still unknown as authorities continue to investigate what happened". The Hollywood Reporter, though, reports, "Narcos season 4 moves from Colombia to Mexico and it centers on the fearsome Juarez cartel".

El País de España reported that it was unclear if Portal was fleeing to Hidalgo or from Hidalgo - which has the highest murder rate in Mexico.

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