Rohingya ‘drug trader’ killed in ‘gunfight’
A suspected Rohingya drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with the members of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar early Sunday.
Deceased Md Aiyas, 25, was the resident of block-D/8 in Ukhia's Kutupalong camp no: 2.
BGB source said on information that a huge consignment of Yaba tablets is being smuggled into the country from Myanmar through Jadimura Naaf River border area, a team of paramilitary force took position there.
A gang of smugglers on a boat opened fire on the team around 2:00am as the law enforcers challenged them, forcing the team to fire back in self-defence that triggered a gunfight.
Later, the BGB found bullet-injured Aiyas and took him to local hospital where the on-duty doctor declared him dead.
Around 2.20 lakh Yaba pills, a firearm and a bullet were also recovered from the scene, said Teknaf BGB-2 captain Lt Col Md Faisal Hasan Khan.
Three BGB members were also injured during the encounter, said BGB.