A location scout for the hit Netflix show “Narcos” has been shot dead in Mexico while looking for places to film the programme’s fourth season. Carlos Muñoz Portal, 37, was found dead in his car – his body riddled with bullets – in a violent region of central Mexico that lies 60km from Mexico City.
Munoz Portal, whose scouting credits include the James Bond film “Spectre” as well as “Fast & Furious” and “Sicario” was killed Monday in a remote town called Temascalapa, in Mexico state, according to local media.
Nationwide murders hit a record high in May, according to the latest official data: 2,186 homicides, an average of 70 a day and the most since the country began keeping track 20 years ago.
The violence is fuelled by powerful, ultra-violent drug cartels and criminal gangs.