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Suspected Rohingya drug peddler killed in Cox's Bazar 'gunfight'

  • Published at 10:23 am November 15th, 2019
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BGB officials recovered a locally made gun, two rounds of bullets, and 120,000 yaba pills from the scene

A suspected Rohingya drug dealer has been killed in a reported gunfight with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar district.

The incident occurred near Leda Churi Khaal area of Hnila union around 4am on Friday.

The deceased is Noor Kabir, 28, hailed from Akeeyab district of Myanmar.

Two BGB officials were also injured during the gunfight. They received first aid at Teknaf Upazila Health Complex.

The law enforcement members recovered a locally made gun, two rounds of bullets, and 120,000 yaba pills from the scene.

Confirming the matter, BGB Teknaf 2 Commanding Officer Lt Col Mohammad Faisal Hasan Khan said: "A team of BGB officials went for their regular patrol in Leda Churi Khaal area and saw some people digging a sack out of the ground.

"Sensing law enforcement, the miscreants opened fire at us, causing us to fire back in retaliation, triggering a gunfight.”

Noor sustained bullet wounds during the gunfight, while his associates fled the scene.

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

A case is underway, the BGB official added.