2 Rohingya drug dealers killed in Teknaf gunfight
Published: 09:54 AM, 6 July 2020 Updated: 09:55 AM, 6 July 2020
Two Rohingya drug dealers were killed in a reported gunfight with police on the bank of Naf River at Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar on Sunday night. Two BGB members were injured in the incident.
The deceased were identified as Mohammad Shafi’s son Md. Alam of Kutupalong camp in Ukhia and Ershad Ali’s son Md. Yasin of Balukhali camp.
A total of 50,000 pieces of yaba, a Chinese pistol and two rounds of ammunition were recovered from the spot.
This information was confirmed by BGB’s Teknaf-2 Battalion Commander Lt. Colonel Mohammad Faisal Hasan Khan.
He said according to secret news that a large consignment of yaba from Myanmar would be smuggled through the Wabrang Nanirbari area, BGB special patrol raided there. At that time 2-3 people swam in the river Naf. When asked to stop, they try to escape. At that time, when the patrol team followed them, they shot. The BGB also fired back in self-defense. Two BGB members were injured.
He added that at one stage, two Rohingyas have rescued with yaba worth Tk 1.5 crore, a foreign pistol, and ammunition. They were first sent to the Upazila Health Complex and later to the Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital. There the doctor declared them dead. The bodies have been kept in the morgue. Two injured BGB members have been given first aid.