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‘Drug peddler’ killed in gunfight with BGB

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  • 1 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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‘Drug peddler’ killed in gunfight with BGB

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COX’S BAZAR: A suspected drug dealer was killed in a reported shootout with the members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) near Ukhiya border area of the district on Wednesday night.

BGB Cox’s Bazar 34 Battalion’s commander Lt Col Ali Hayder Azad Ahmed said the incident occurred at about 8:00 pm at Koroibunia area under Ratnapalang union.

The identity of the deceased could not be known yet. Around 50,000 Yaba pills, a gun, two bullets were recovered from the scene, Ali Hayder said.

He said on secret information that a consignment of Yaba tablets was coming from Myanmar through Ukhiya border, a team of the BGB took position there.

As the team signaled them, the gang members started firing aiming at the BGB personnel. They also fired back in self-defence which triggered the gunfight.

Later, the BGB men found the bullet-injured man and rushed him to Upazila Health Complex where he was declared dead by the on-duty doctors.