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‘Hitwoman’ wanted for botched contract killing in Birmingham ‘arrested in Armenia’

‘Hitwoman’ wanted for botched contract killing in Birmingham ‘arrested in Armenia’

A suspected “hitwoman” wanted by police over a botched murder in Birmingham has reportedly been arrested in a raid in the early hours of Tuesday, July 2. It is alleged that Aimee Betro was being held by officers in Armenia.

The 44-year-old, from Wisconsin, America, is alleged to have pointed a gun at Sikander Ali outside her home in Acocks Green in September 2019. But the gun jammed and he escaped, it is alleged. She is alleged to have disguised herself in a hijab during the attack before fleeing to America days later.




Fugitive Ms Betro became the centre of a manhunt after father and son Mohammed Aslam and Mohammed Nazir were convicted of conspiracy to murder. The pair will be sentenced next month.

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MailOnline is said to have tracked Ms Betro to a rented one-bedroom flat on the outskirts of Armeniacapital of Yerevan. The outlet informed West Midlands Police about her whereabouts. This was after they obtained CCTV footage of her assignments and a copy of her passport. It reports that the force has requested a news blackout until she is arrested.

Father and son Mohammed Aslam, 56, and Mohammed Nazir, 30, both from Derby

There are reports that she is set to be extradited back to the UK. She would then be formally arrested by West Midlands Police. BirminghamLive has contacted police for comment.

Last month, a jury unanimously found Nazir, 30, guilty of conspiracy to murder, possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, perverting the course of justice and fraudulently evading a prohibition. Nazir’s father Aslam, 56, was also found guilty of most of the conspiracy to murder but cleared of the firearm offence. Both men, of Elms Avenue, Derby, will be sentenced on August 9.

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