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Drug trader killed in an alleged Cox's Bazar gunfight

The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday

Update : 10 Nov 2018, 01:11 PM

A drug trader has been killed in an alleged gunfight with police in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar.

The gunfight occurred in Rasulbad area of Uluchamri in Dargapara under Hinla union in Teknaf, in the early hours of Saturday. Deceased Ziaul Bashir Shahin, 32, hailed from West Sikderpara of Hinla union. 

Police also recovered 3 locally-made LG, 15,000 pieces of yaba tablets, 18 rounds of bullets and 13 cartridge shells from the spot.

Confirming the incident to the Dhaka Tribune, ABM S Doha, officer-in-charge (OC) of Teknaf police station said: "Acting on a tip-off, a team of police conducted a drive in Rasulbad area and detained Shahin. 

"Upon primary interrogation, police took Shahin with them to the spot to recover the weapons and yaba in the early hours of Saturday," the OC said. "However, upon reaching there, the police were ambushed by a group of drug traders, where Shahin got hit by a bullet in the ensuing gunfight."

He was admitted to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital where the duty doctors declared him dead, the OC said.

Shahin has seven cases lodged against him in the Teknaf police station, the OC added. His body has been kept in the Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital for autopsy. 

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