A LEADER of Baldemora Drug and Gun for Hired Group was killed while his companion escaped during an armed confrontation on Sunday evening in Siniloan, Laguna.
Laguna Provincial Director PCol. Serafin Petalio II said identified the slain suspect as Reymond Baldemora,36, of Bgy. Wawa, Siniloan, Laguna.
The suspect was also a top 3 Regional High Value Target of PRO4A in illegal drugs where he operated in the 3rd and 4th districts of Laguna.
Petalio said the suspect’s companion, a certain Abdulkader Cali of Quiapo, Manila, was able to escape during the exchange of fire at De Leon Street around 9:25 pm using a white Honda Mobillio going to Famy, Laguna.
The joint operatives of Laguna Provincial Intelligence Unit, RID-RSOU 4A and 1st Laguna Provincial Mobile Company and 2nd LPMC and Siniloan police conducted the buy-bust operation which resulted to the armed confrontation.
Initial investigation showed that one of the operatives acted managed to buy one plastic sachet containing shabu worth 5 thousand pesos, but the suspect sensed that he was dealing with a cop and suddenly without hesitation drew his gun and fired at the operatives.
Recovered in the crime scene were a caliber .45 pistol, and an undetermined number of fired cartridges.