Two Rohingya drug traders killed in gunfight
Published: 10:01 AM, 22 August 2019 Updated: 11:36 AM, 22 August 2019
Two Rohingya drug traders were killed in a gunfight with the members of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) at Teknaf Upazila in Cox's Bazar early Thursday.
The deceased were identified as Md Saker, son of Sayed Hosain of No-7 Rohingya camp of Kutupalang in Ukhiya and Nur Alam, son of Mohammad Ali of Muchni Rohingya camp in Teknaf.
Two BGB members - Sepoy Md Uzzal Hossain and Md Matiar Rahman - were also injured in the gunfight.
Lt Col Foysal Hasan Khan, commanding officer of BGB-2 Battalion in Teknaf, said that acting on information that a large shipment of yaba tablets would be entered in Bangladesh through Katakhal of the Naf river of Teknaf's Howaikyang Ulubunia village, a team of BGB conducted a drive there.
Sensing presence of the BGB members, the criminals opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back, triggering a gunfight, said the BGB official.
After the gunfight, the law enforcers recovered two bodies of the yaba traders. Later, both bodies were identified as Rohingya men.
50,000 of yaba tablets, a domestic gun, three rounds of fresh cartridges and two sharp weapons were recovered from the scene.
Preparations are underway to send the bodies to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital morgue.
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