No. 1 drug target in Badoc, Ilocos Norte shot dead

Kim Lorenzo, ABS-CBN News Ilocos

Posted at Jul 16 2016 04:43 PM

BADOC, Ilocos Norte - An unidentified gunman shot dead a barangay chairman who was said to be the number 1 drug target of police in Badoc, Ilocos Norte on Friday afternoon.

Barangay Chairman Sisenado Torralba, 51, was gunned down while walking to visit his farm near his house in Barangay Alagoog.

Torralba is the brother of former Badoc Vice Mayor Tom Torralba.

"Yung gunman raw ay lumabas sa passenger side ng kotse at pinagbabaril ang biktima. Nakasuot ito ng black shirt at naka-sombrero," Bacod police chief Sr. Insp. Rodelio Santos said.

Authorities believe the victim was killed because of his involvement in the illegal drug trade.