La Union Top Illegal Drugs Suspect Killed

CAMP DIEGO SILANG, La Union – The number four illegal drugs person in La Union’s watch list was gunned down by unidentified killers while on board a motorcycle with his wife riding in tandem along national highway in Barangay Poblacion, Bacnotan Tuesday morning.

Senior Superintendent Leo Francisco, La Union police director, identified the victim as Hermie N. Licudan, a resident of Barangay San Martin, Bacnotan, a ‘high value target’ in the campaign against illegal drugs.

Licudan’s wife, who was not identified, survived the incident and was reportedly on her way to work in the Poblacion.

The victim sustained gunshots on his head and body and was rushed to the Bacnotan District Hospital but was declared dead on arrival by attending physician.

The police have launched a manhunt operation against Licudan’s assassins. ERWIN BELEO & JUN ELIAS/