Pusher shot dead in drug infested Recodo PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 15 March 2014 11:58

An alleged drug pusher linked to the big-time drug syndicate of Margani Samla alias Bin Ladden, was shot dead in Recodo last Thursday afternoon.

Killed was Joey Estrada y Bacatan of Recodo.

Police said Estrada was shot by Eddie Undug also of the same place.

Estrada sustained two gunshot wounds in the body and died on the spot.

Police said that Estrada was having an affair with the wife of Samla identified as Aida Samla.

Around 12:30 p.m. Estrada was at Aida’s rented house when Undug appeared and shot him twice.

When Estrada fell on the pavement, Undug was aided by a certain Anwar Saraban who picked his Estrada’s body and dumped it some 50 meters away from the house.

Both Undug and Saraban escaped after the incident, according to  the police.

Moreover police said Aida had been supplying shabu to Estrada and both were selling the drug to users who come to Recodo to buy them.

During ocular investigation, policemen recovered a sachet of shabu from Estrada’s pocket.

It was learned that Estrada had been jailed on drug charges few months ago.

Investigators were looking into love triangle and drugs as possible motives behind Estrada’s killing.

Samla is presently detained at the city jail after he was nabbed in an island in Basilan last year.

Samla is infamous in the city as one of the “drug lords” operating in Recodo. He had been linked not only to the selling of drugs but also to some killings in the area. – Dan Toribio Jr.