Notorious underworld figure and drug kingpin ‘Makandure Madush’ has been shot dead in a crossfire between police and other suspected underworld figures at Maligawatte Housing Complex.
After uncovering information regarding a stock of 22 kg of heroin hidden at the Maligawatte Housing Complex, officers of the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) had visited that location along with Makandure Madush.
However, suspected underworld figures and drug traffickers had then reportedly opened fire at them.
Makandure Madush and two officers of the CCD were shot in the crossfire that ensued.
Madush had later succumbed to injuries.
Police have recovered 22 kilograms of heroin, 02 pistols and a motorcycle during investigations at the Maligawatte housing complex, where Madush was shot dead.
Meanwhile two Police Constables attacked to the CCD have also been injured in the shootout.