A suspected drug peddler was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with the Bangladesh Border Guard in Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar early Monday.
The identity of the deceased could not be known yet.
Lieutenant Colonel Md Faisal Hasan Khan, BGB commanding officer of Teknaf-2, said that on information that a group of smugglers entering the country from Myanmar with a consignment of Yaba, a BGB team went to Hlila Jadimura border area on the bank of the River Naf.
Sensing their presence the smugglers opened fire on the law enforcers forcing them to fire back that triggered the gunfight, he said.
Later, a team of police, led by Teknaf model police outpost sub-inspector Sujit, recovered a bullet-hit body, 50,000 Yaba pills and a locally made gun from the spot.
The body was sent to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital for post-mortem examinations.
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