A woman facing drug charges was shot dead

A woman facing drug charges was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen while waiting for a ride in a village here Wednesday morning, police said.

In a report to Senior Supt. Rosauro Acio, Batangas police provincial director, Supt. Nicolas Torre III, Batangas City police chief identified the fatality as Zenaida Barza who was killed along Tolentino Road, Barangay Kumintang Ibaba this city at around 8:05 a. m.

Torre said Barza was killed while waiting for a jeepney in Barangay Kumintang Ibaba as she was enroute to the court to attend a hearing in a case filed against her for alleged possession of illegal drugs in violation of Republic Act 9165.

The gunmen fled on board a black Honda motorcycle with the weapon of still unknown caliber, he said.

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