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Underworld dealer 'Mamazmi' shot dead

2013 Jul 05

A prominent underworld drug-leader Mohammed Azmir alias 'Mamazmi', was shot dead last night at Borella, police said.

Initial report revealed that the suspect was arrested by the Special Task Force personnel with a weapon and some grenades in his possession during a raid in Maligawatta last night.

While the suspect was taking in a jeep, he had tried to attack an STF officer in the jeep forcing the STF personnel to fire in defence, a senior police official said.

The injured STF officer was admitted to the hospital.

Mamazmi was wanted in connection with several criminal cases, including murders, selling drugs etc.

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