Three people were killed as a pickup carrying a consignment of Yaba tablets, cashed off by criminals, slammed into a roadside wall at Chhoto Enani on the Teknaf-Cox’s Bazar Marine Drive Road in Ukhiya upazila on Saturday morning.
One of the deceased was identified as Ziauddin,27, son of Siddik Ahmad, a resident of Mankhali village of the upazila.
Sub-inspector Arif, in-charge of Enani police camp, said nine criminals on three motorcycles run after a pickup carrying a consignment of Yaba tablets towards Cox’s Bazar from Teknaf around 6:15am.
At one stage, the pickup hit a wall of Mission Lavela Resort as the bandits took over the vehicle, leaving three people inside dead on the spot.
Informed, police rushed in and recovered the bodies.
The law enforcers also recovered 3,000 pieces of Yaba tablet from the pickup, the SI added.