Rohingya drug dealer killed in Bandarban gunfight with BGB
Published: 01:24 PM, 22 January 2021
Drug dealer Abdur Rahim killed in a gunfight with the BGB at the Naikhongchari border in Bandarban
A Rohingya drug dealer was killed in a gunfight with the BGB at the Naikhongchari border in Bandarban. Two BGB members were injured in the incident. 50,000 yaba and arms-bullets were recovered from the spot.
The gunfight took place at 3:45 am on Thursday at Naikhongchari Upazila’s Ghumghum Union No. 3 South Baishphari New Bridge area.
The deceased was identified as Abdur Rahim, son of Wadul Haque, a resident of Kutupalong Rohingya camp in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar
Cox's Bazar 34 BGB commander Lieutenant Colonel Ali Haider Ahmed
“Upon receiving a news – a group of 8-10 yaba traders were bringing a huge quantity of yaba in Bangladesh through the border area from Myanmar – the BGB took a position at Naikhongchari Upazila’s Ghumghum Union No. 3 South Baishphari New Bridge area and challenged them,” said Cox’s Bazar 34 BGB commander Lieutenant Colonel Ali Haider Ahmed.
The group then split into two and opened fire on BGB members. Two BGB members were injured. Later, the BGB patrol members fired back in self-defense, injuring one and others fleeing through the jungle to Myanmar, he also said.
He added that the injured drug dealer was rescued at the spot and taken to Ukhiya Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared him dead.
“A bag of Burmese yaba, a native double-barreled gun and four cartridges were recovered from the spot after the gunfight. Two injured BGB members received first aid,” said Lieutenant Colonel Ali Haider Ahmed.