‘Drug peddler’ Rohingyas killed in gunfight, 40,000 yaba seized

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Two suspected Rohingya drug peddlers died in a reported gunfight with Border Guard Bangladesh members at Hnila of Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar on Saturday.

The incident took place at flood control embankment of Rangikhali point of Hnila at about 3:00am.

BGB is yet to confirm the identity of the duo saying ‘they were coming from Maungdaw of Rakhine’.

Lieutenant Colonel Asadud Zaman Chowdhury, commanding officer of BGB 2 in Teknaf told New Age that the Rohingyas were coming from Myanmar carrying contraband Yaba pills.

According to BGB sources they challenged the small boat coming from Myanmar. When they challenged it, men on the boat opened fire at them triggering a gunfight.

Two of the Rohingya men died in the gunfight.

BGB members also recovered around 40,000 pieces of contraband yaba pills from the spot.

Later, Teknaf police sent the bodies to Cox’s Bazar General Hospital morgue for autopsy.

A case has been filed with Teknaf police station in this connection.

Teknaf police said they are trying to identify them.

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