‘Drug peddler’ killed in Teknaf ‘gunfight’

Sun Online Desk

16th May, 2019 02:47:42 printer

‘Drug peddler’ killed in Teknaf ‘gunfight’

A suspected drug dealer was killed in a reported gunfight in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday night

The incident took place in Asarbunia area of Sabarang union.

The deceased was identified as Md Siraj, 27, son of Fajal Ahmed, hailing from Sabarang Union of Asarbunia village of the Upazila.

Four more police-BGB members were also injured during the gunfight.

The injured were identified as police constable Al Faruq, Helal, sepoy of BGB Jahirul Islam and Rana Mia.

Teknaf BGB 2 Captain Lieutenant Colonel Faisal Hasan Khan said they arrested Siraj with 50,000 Yaba pills from Sabarang Asarbania area on at around 10:30pm Tuesday.

After gleaning information from Siraj, a joint team of police and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) conducted a raid to recover more Yaba pills in the area. Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, some drug peddlers opened gunfire, forcing the law keepers to retaliate, he said.

After the gunfight, they searched the spot and recovered the bullet hit body of Siraj along with two locally made guns, the BGB official said.

The injured was taken to the Teknaf Hospital where the on-duty physician pronounced him dead on arrival. The body was later sent to the Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital for autopsy.

Police also recovered 50,000 piece of Yaba, two LG from the spot.