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Suspected drug trader killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

  • Published at 01:20 pm June 10th, 2019
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A locally made gun and 50,000 yaba pills were also recovered

A suspected yaba trader has been killed in a reported gunfight with members of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar.

The identity of the deceased could not yet be known, reports UNB.

Lt Col Md Faisal Hasan Khan, BGB commanding officer of Teknaf 2, said: "Upon receiving information that a group of smugglers was entering the country from Myanmar with a consignment of yaba, a BGB team went to the Jadimura border area on the bank of Naf river early Monday.”

Realizing their presence, the smugglers opened fire on the law enforcers, forcing them to fire back in self-defence and triggering a gunfight, he said.

Later, a team of police led by Teknaf model police outpost Sub-Inspector Sujit recovered a bullet-ridden body, 50,000 yaba pills and a locally made gun from the spot.

The body was sent to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital for autopsy.