• Monday, Apr 19, 2021
  • Last Update : 12:12 pm

Suspected yaba dealer killed in Teknaf ‘gunfight’

  • Published at 03:25 pm February 9th, 2021
Members of the Shahpari Dwip BOP of Teknaf BGB Battalion 2 pose with the items recovered
Members of the Shahpari Dwip BOP of Teknaf BGB Battalion 2 pose with the items recovered from a boat on the Naf River in Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

The deceased, presumed to be a 50-year-old Myanmarese national, could not be identified immediately

A suspected yaba dealer has been killed in a reported gunfight with the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Shahpari Dwip in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar.

The incident took place at Jaliapara in Sabrang union of Shahpari Dwip at around 3am on Tuesday.

The deceased, presumed to be a 50-year-old Myanmarese national, could not be identified immediately. 

Around 52,000 pieces of yaba pills, a locally-made firearm, and a bullet casing were recovered from the spot, said Teknaf BGB Battalion 2 Commander Lt Col Md Faisal Hasan Khan, while confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

According to Lt Col Faisal, a surveillance team of Teknaf BGB Battalion first spotted the boat carrying the assailants approaching Shahpari Dwip from Myanmar late Monday night.

Informed, the regional special patrol commander sent out a BGB patrol team to the spot.

At around 3am, the patrol team spotted two suspects on a wooden boat crossing the zero line of the Naf River and trespassing into Bangladesh.

Challenged by BGB, the armed individuals opened fire indiscriminately. A BGB member was injured at that time. 

Later, when the BGB patrol team took cover and retaliated, one of the assailants was shot, who then fell overboard, while the other jumped into the river and swam across the zero point back to Myanmar.

A search of the boat later revealed the yaba pills and the locally made firearm.

The body was recovered later at around 6:30am, when locals informed the patrol team of a body that had floated up the Naf River.

Teknaf Model police station Inspector (Investigation) Abdul Alim said police recovered the bullet-riddled body of an unidentified man early Tuesday. “The body has been sent to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy.”

53
Facebook 52
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