Two suspected drug traders were killed in a ‘gunfight’ with members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Teknaf upazila of Coxs Bazar district early Wednesday.
The deceased were identified as Asmaul Sawdagar, 35, son of Rizwan Saudagar of Charmukundi in Chandpur district, and Zabed Mia, 34, son of Jabbar Ali under Basundia area of Jashore district.Three associates of the duos also received injures in the incident.
Commanding Officer of BGB Teknaf -2 Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad Foysal Khan said on information that a shipment of yaba tablets was about to smuggle into Bangladesh through Jajimura point, the law enforcers launched a drive in the area at around 4.30am.
Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the criminal opened fire, to which the BGB members retaliated. This promotes a ‘gunfight’, he claimed.
At one stage of gunfight, five members of the gang sustained injuries, they were first taken to the upazila health complex and then to Cox’s Bazar sadar hospital where on duty doctor declared the duo dead, Foysal Khan said. They also recovered 10,000 Yaba tablets and three rounds of fresh bullets from the spot, Foysal Khan added.
Bodies were kept in Cox’s Bazar sadar hospital morgue.