2 Rohingya drug peddlers killed in ‘gunfight’

Our Correspondent

9 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

COX’S BAZAR: Two Rohingya ‘drug peddlers’ were killed in a ‘gunfight’ with members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Ukhia upazila of the district on Monday.

The deceased were identified as Md Jobayer, 28, son of Forkan Ahmed, and Dil Mohammad, 25, son of late Amir Hamza of Kutupalong Rohingya camp under the upazila.

Cox’s Bazar-34, BGB Assistant Director (AD) Md Yaar Hossain on behalf of the commander said on receiving information that a gang of drug peddlers was entering Bangladesh with Yaba tablets through Ghumdhum border, a team of the BGB raided the area at around 4:00 am.

Sensing presence of the BGB men, the drug peddlers opened fire on the BGB personnel prompting them to retaliate, he said. Later, the duo was found lying on the spot with gunshot wounds, said the BGB officer.

They were sent to Ukhia Upazila Health Complex where doctors pronounced them dead, Yaar Hossain said.

A total of 100,000 Yaba pills, two locally-made pipe-guns and four rounds of ammunition were recovered from the spot after the gunfight, said the AD. Two BGB men were also injured during the gunfight, he added. It may be mentioned that Cox’s Bazar-34, BGB arrested 55 drug peddlers and recovered 406,382 Yaba tablets since January 1.