RAB also recovered 400,000 yaba pills, a pistol, and four rounds of bullets from the spot
A suspected drug trader has been killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Ramu upazila of Cox’s Bazar.
The deceased is Delowar Hossain, 28, son of Kala Mia from Uttar Jaliapara area of Teknaf upazila.
RAB-7 Deputy Commander Major Mushfiqur Rahman confirmed the matter around 11pm on Wednesday.
He said: “On information that a drug trade will take place, our team went inside Ramu Rubber Garden around 7am. At one point, the drug traders started firing on us and we fired back in self-defence.
“After the gunfight stopped, Delwar’s body, 400,000 yaba pills, a pistol, and four rounds of bullets were recovered from the spot.
“The body was sent to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy. Legal process is underway in this regard,” Mushfiqur added.