Two suspected drug traders were killed in an alleged gunfight with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) troopers at Kharangkhali in Teknaf Upazila on early Friday.
The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.
A team of BGB-2 conducted a drive in the area around 4am after being tipped off about the smuggling of a huge consignment of Yaba, said Lieutenant Colonel Asaduzzaman.
“The smugglers opened fire on the BGB team as soon as they reached the spot, triggering a skirmish,” he claimed. “Later, the bodies of two drug traders were recovered from the spot.”
One lakh yaba pills were recovered, the BGB official said, report UNB.