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Colombian drug lord killed

Published:Thursday | May 1, 2008 | 8:32 AM

Colombian police said they have killed one of the country\'s most notorious criminals and drug lords.

Media reports said the dead man is Victor Manuel Mejia Munera, although officials earlier said it was his brother, Miguel Angel.

Defence Minister Juan Manuel Santos said the man was killed in a shoot-out in the northern province of Antioquia.

The US had offered a reward of US$5 million for information leading to the capture of the brothers.

Two bodyguards were killed during the shoot-out.

Colombian media reports said officials thought the dead man was Miguel Angel, because of documents found at the scene, but that an autopsy suggested that he was Victor Manuel.