4 ‘drug peddlers’ killed in ‘gunfights’ with cops
At least four drug peddlers were killed in separate alleged gunfight with the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Teknaf, Cox's Bazar and Cumilla on Sunday.
Our Cox's Bazar correspondent writes, three men, described as drug peddlers by RAB, were killed in an alleged gunfight in Teknaf upazila early Sunday.
RAB-15 Teknaf Camp Commander Lt Md Mirza Shahed Mahtab said, "The men were identified as Dil Mohammad, 42, son of Sultan, Rashedul Islam, 24, son of Mohammad Yunus and Shahidul Islam, 40, son of Abul Kashem.
Dil Mohammad and Rashedul were residents of Cox's Bazar while Shahidul hailed from Chattogram.
Lt Mahtab said RAB also recovered 40,000 pieces of contraband Yaba pills, four light guns, and 21 bullets after the gunfight.
Our Cumilla correspondent added that a suspected drug peddler was killed in a reported gunfight with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at Mathurapur in Sadar Dakshin upazila on Sunday morning.
The deceased was identified as Abul Hashem, 52, son of Minnat Ali of Birahimpur village of the upazila.
BGB-10 Commander Lt Col Abu Mohammad Mohiuddin said a team was conducting an anti-drug raid in the area when drug peddlers opened fire on them, leading to a gunfight.
One of drug peddlers sustained gunshot wounds during the skirmish. The BGB members removed him to Comilla Medical College Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.
The BGB team also recovered 18,350 pieces of Yaba pills from the spot.