• Friday, Sep 18, 2020
  • Last Update : 01:24 pm

2 suspected drug peddlers killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

  • Published at 10:52 am September 30th, 2019
Cox-BGB-Pic-01
Photo shows members of BGB present 50,000 yaba pills, two locally-made firearms, three rounds of bullets and three sharp weapons recovered from the spot, occurred in Domdomia area of Cox's Bazar on Monday, September 30, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

They were trying to smuggle in yaba pills, police say

Two suspected drug peddlers have been killed in a reported gunfight with Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar district.

The incident occurred in Domdomia area of the upazila around 4:30am on Monday.

The deceased are Md Jamal, 27, and Md Yunus, 21. Details regarding their identities could not be ascertained yet.

Confirming the matter, BGB Teknaf 2 Commanding Officer Lt Col Mohammad Faisal Hasan Khan told Dhaka Tribune that three of their members had also been injured in the incident.

He said: "During a regular border patrol, BGB members signalled a group of drug peddlers to stop ,as they were attempting to smuggle yaba tablets through Domdomia checkpost.

“Seeing law enforcement, the miscreants opened fire on BGB, prompting them to fire back, triggering a gunfight.”

Jamal and Yunus were injured in the “gunfight”, while the others managed to flee the scene.

They were taken to Teknaf Upazila Health Complex in critical condition, and later transferred to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital, where the on-duty doctor declared them dead.

BGB also recovered 50,000 yaba pills, two locally-made firearms, three rounds of bullets, and three sharp weapons from the spot.

A case has been filed with Teknaf police station regarding the matter.

59
51
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail