A suspected rohingya yaba trader was killed in a gunfight with the member of Boarder Guard Bangladesh (BGB) of Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday morning.
The deceased was identified as Adham, 23, son of Abul Hossain, a resident of Konapara Rohingya Shibir of Naikhongchari upazila.The gunfight took place at Myanmar border line at the 34th BGB outpost in Cox's Bazar.
Being tipped of that a big consignment of Yaba will be smuggled into the country, a team of BGB under Leda BOP took position at South Baishphandi Makkartila in Ghumdhum Union of Naikhongchari upazila, said Lt. Colonel Ali Haider Azad Ahmed, captain of BGB-34.
When, a group of 10-12 people coming towards Bangladesh through the hilly area, the team challenged them, he said.
When the team approached to the gang, they opened fire on the BGB members, forcing them to fire back that triggered the skirmish, he added.
After the gunfight, they rescued Yaba trader with bullet injury and taken to Ukhia Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared him dead, Lt. Colonel Ali Haider said.
Thw BGB members were also injured in the gunfight and the BGB team also recovered 40,000 pieces of Yaba pills, locally made pistol and 2 rounds of cartridges from the spot, he further added.