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3 suspected drug dealers killed in 'gunfights' in Chittagong, Comilla

Two of those killed in the alleged gunfights have not yet been identified

Update : 20 Jul 2018, 10:57 AM

Three suspected drug dealers have been killed in what law enforcement described as gunfights in Chittagong and Comilla.

In Chittagong, two men, whose identities are yet to be determined, died in an alleged gunfight with RAB in the city’s Motijharna area, around 2am, on Friday.

Senior Assistant Director (Media) of Rab 7 Mimtanur Rahman said the men were transporting contraband drugs by microbus.

“They opened fire when the RAB members signalled them to pull over, triggering a skirmish. Their bodies were later recovered from the spot along with 85kg of cannabis, a pistol, and bullets,” he added.

In Comilla, Khorshed Alam alias Kana Khorshed, 45, described by police as a drug dealer, was killed in a gunfight with law enforcement around 1:30am in Daudkandi.

Police say they set up a checkpost in front of Hasanpur Government College after being tipped off that peddlers were bringing in a large consignment of drugs.

Khorshed and his associates opened fire on police when they were signalled to stop—leading to a gunfight, Daudkandi model police station’s Officer-in-Charge Alamgir Hossain said.

Khorshed died while being taken to hospital.

Police said they recovered 80kg of cannabis, a locally-made gun, and cartridges from the site.

Khorshed was accused in 13 criminal cases in Dhaka, Comilla, and Narayanganj, the OC added.

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