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2 yaba dealers killed in Cox's Bazar ‘gunfight’

  • Published at 12:34 pm June 1st, 2019
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BGB recovered 100,000 yaba pills worth three crore taka

Two yaba dealers have been killed in a reported gunfight with Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB).

The gunfight took place in the Kaukhali khal area of Teknaf upazila in Cox's Bazar around 4:30 am on Saturday.

The deceased are Abdul Gofur, 40, son of Sultan Ahmed of Rongikhali Jadimura Britishpara Rohingya Camp in Teknaf upzila; and Md Sadek, 23, son of Late Sharif of Keruntoli area of Teknaf. 

Lt Colonel Mohammad Foysal Hasan Khan, commanding officer of BGB-2, confirming the incident said: "A group of drug peddlers were smuggling a large consignment of yaba tablets from Myanmar through Kaukhali khal area of Teknaf, at night. Upon seeing law enforcement, the peddlers opened fire on BGB. prompting them to fire back. triggering a gunfight."

"They [the peddlers] fled the area, however, two of the injured were recovered. Later they died on their way to hospital," he added.

After the gunfight, BGB recovered 100,000 yaba pills worth three crore taka.

The bodies have been sent o Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital for autopsy with the help of the police.

A case has been filed with Teknaf police station in connection with this.