A Yaba trader was killed in a gunfight with the member of Boarder Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Baishphandi border at Ghumdhum Union in Naikhongchari of Bandarban early Friday.
The deceased was identified as Md Abdur Rahim, 25, son of Wadul Haque, hailing from Kutupalong Registered Rohingya camp no 1, block A/7 of Cox’s Bazar.Being tipped of that a big consignment of Yaba will be smuggled into the country, a team of BGB took position at Tumbru Baishphandi border in Ghumdhum Union of Naikhongchari upazila at 3:30 am, said Lt. Colonel Ali Haider Azad Ahmed, captain of BGB-34.
Seeing that a group of Yaba dealer is coming towards Bangladesh through in the 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 a man with bullet injury and taken to Ukhia Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared him dead, Lt. Colonel Ali Haider said.
The BGB members also recovered 50,000 pieces of Yaba pills, a locally made pistol and 4 rounds of cartridges from the spot, he further added.
The BGB captain also said that the seized yaba is worth Tk 1.5 crore.