When BGB officials retaliated, the suspected drug dealers fled the spot leaving Zafar’s bullet shot injured body behind
A suspected drug dealer was killed in a reported gunfight with Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) in Shah Porir Dwip’s Gholar Char area at Teknaf upazila, Cox’s Bazar early morning Sunday.
The deceased, Zafar Alam, 30, was a notorious yaba trader of the area, claims BGB.
According to BGB sources, a boat, which was coming from Myanmar’s Naf river, was trying to harbour on the Gholar Char area of the island. When challenged, the people on the boat started firing at the BGB members. When the BGB officials retaliated, the suspected drug dealers fled the spot leaving Zafar’s bullet shot injured body behind.
“When we took Zafar to the Upazila Health Complex, the duty doctor declared him dead,” said Teknaf-2 BGB Commander Lt Col Mohammad Foisal Hasan Khan.
“We recovered around Tk2 lakh worth of the contraband drug yaba and a local pistol from the abandoned boat. We filed a case regarding the matter,” added the BGB official.