A suspected Rohingya drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at Palongkhali in Ukhiya upazila early Thursday.
The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.
Tipped off, a team of BGB conducted a drive at Rahmetorbill border area around 4 am, said Lieutenant Colonel Ali Haider Azad Ahmed, Commanding officer of BGB-34, Cox’s Bazar.
Sensing presence of the border guards, the criminals opened fire on BGB men, forcing them to fire back in self-defence that triggered a gunfight.
Later the BGB men recovered the body of the drug trader from the spot.
30,000 Yaba pills, one firearm and two bullets were recovered from the spot.
‘Drug trader’ killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’
- UNB News
- Cox’s Bazar
- Publish- May 07, 2020, 11:50 AM
- Update- May 07, 2020, 11:56 AM