'Rohingya Yaba trader killed in BGB gunfight'
Published : Friday, 22 January, 2021 at 5:18 PM Count : 180
A Yaba trader was killed in a reported gunfight with the members of Boarder Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at Naikhongchhari upazila in Bandarban district early Friday.
Deceased Md Abdur Rahim, 25, hailed from Kutupalong Rohingya camp no 1 in Ukhia upazila of Cox’s Bazar district.
BGB-34 Captain Lt Col Ali Haider Azad Ahmed said on information that a big consignment of Yaba will be smuggled into Bangladesh from Myanmar, two petrol teams of BGB took position at Dakkhin Baishphari border in Ghumdhum.
BGB challenged 8-10 persons when they were approaching to the country.
Sensing the presence of BGB members, the gang opened fire on the team, forcing them to fire back on self-defence that triggered the gunfight.
The teams found bullet-injured Abdur Rahim and took him to Ukhia Upazila Health Complex where the on-duty doctor declared him dead.
Police recovered 50,000 pieces of Yaba tablets worth around Tk 1.5 crore, a locally made pistol and four rounds of cartridges from the spot.
Two members of BGB were also injured during the skirmish, BGB sources said.