Suspected drug dealers killed in ‘gunfight’
Two suspected drug traders were killed in a reported gunfight with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar early Wednesday.
The deceased were identified as Jabed Mia, 34, a resident of Bosundi area of Jashore, and Asmaul Saudagor, 35, a resident of Charmukundi village of Chandpur.
On secret information that a consignment of Yaba pills was entering into Bangladesh from Myanmar, a team of the BGB took position at Zadimura area around 4:30am.
Sensing presence of the team, the gang members opened fire on the BGB men, forcing them to fire back for self-defense, said Teknaf-2 BGB captain Lt Col Mohammad Faisal Hasan Khan.
Later, BGB found bullet-hit Jabed and Asmaul on the spot.
They were taken to Teknaf Upazila Health Complex. Later, they were shifted to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital where the duo succumbed to their injuries.
The bodies were kept at the hospital morgue.
Three BGB members were also injured in the gunfight.
Around 1000 Yaba tablets, an LG and three cartridges were recovered from the scene, the official said.