Ex-traffic boss slain in Laguna drug bust

May 20, 2019

A FORMER head traffic enforcer in Siniloan, Laguna on Sunday night was killed by operatives of the Laguna Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit in a buy-bust operation that turned into a shootout in Pagsanjan town.

Laguna police provincial director Col. Eleazar Pepito Matta identified the slain suspect as Leodigario Recide alias “Odec” of Babaan Apartment, 2nd St., Jubilee Subdivision, Bgy. Sampaloc in Pagsanjan, Laguna.

Recide sensed he was transacting with a police poseur and immediately pulled out a gun and fired at the lawman but missed. The officer retaliated, killing him on the spot.

Seized at the clash site were the suspect’s cal. 45 gun and the P500 buy-bust money.