The ‘gunfights’ took place early Sunday
Three suspected drug traders have been killed in separate incidents of “gunfights” in two districts.
In Satkhira, two suspected drug traders were killed in a reported gunfight with police at Banshdaha area under Sadar upazila.
The deceased are Delwar Hossain, 38, son of Abdul Goni of the village, and Abul Kalam Azad, 40, son of Abul Kashem of Keragacchi village under Kalaroa upazila.
Police said they were members of an inter-district drug trading racket.
Sadar police station Officer-in-Charge Maruf Ahmed said police arrested Delwar and Kalam with some cannabis and phensidyl from Banshdaha Bazar on Saturday.
He said after interrogation, police came to know that a huge consignment of drugs was scheduled to enter Bangladesh during the night.
Later, a team of police conducted a drive in Koyer Beel on Sunday.
The OC said sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the criminals opened fire at the police.
In retaliation, the police fired back, leaving the two dead. Meanwhile, five policemen were also injured in the incident.
Police recovered one shooter gun, one bullet, and some drugs from the spot.
Police said Delwar and Azad were wanted in several cases.
In Mymensingh, a suspected drug trader named Murad Akand was killed in a “gunfight” with police in Uthura under Bhaluka upazila on Sunday.
Khademul Islam, assistant sub-inspector of Mymensingh district superintendent of police’s media, confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune.