Jurix Pontanillas y Teñoso, a resident of Zone 5, Barangay La Opinion, Nabua, was shot to death in the barangay where he resided by two unidentified suspects who were onboard a motorcycle.
The suspects immediately fled after the incident.
Pontanillas, investigators said, is closely linked to Maning Lauta, another drug personality who was arrested in the nearby town of Bato.
At press time, the Scene of the Crime Operatives have been dispatched at the place of the incident.
It will be recalled that last week, a municipal guard here identified as Ronielo “Bro” Obredo was arrested in Oas, Albay together with an alleged drug personality. They were purportedly in possession of P325,000 worth of shabu.
As this developed, police operatives have already focused their attention on this town earlier believed to be a major trading center of the illegal substance.