Rohingya ‘drug peddler’ killed in Cox's Bazar 'shootout'

Teknaf (Cox’s Bazar) Correspondent
Published : 11:08, Nov 15, 2019 | Updated : 11:16, Nov 15, 2019

An alleged Rohingya drug dealer has been killed in Cox’s Bazar in what Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) described as shootout.

The incident was reported early on Friday (Nov 15) from Leda Churi Khaal area of Hnila union in the district’s Teknaf Upazila, said BGB.

The deceased has been identified as 28-year-old Noor Kabir, hailed from Akeeyab district of Myanmar.

Two BGB officials were also injured during the shootout. They received first aid at Teknaf Upazila Health Complex.

The law enforcement members seized a locally made gun, two rounds of ammunition and 120,000 yaba tablets from the scene.

Confirming the matter, BGB Teknaf 2 Lt Col Mohammad Faisal Hasan Khan said: "A team of BGB officials went for their regular patrol in Leda Churi Khaal area and saw some people digging a sack out of the ground.

"Sensing law enforcement, the miscreants opened fire at us, causing us to fire back in retaliation, triggering a shootout.”

Noor sustained bullet wounds during the shootout, while his associates fled the scene.

He was taken to Teknaf Upazila Health Complex in critical condition, and later transferred to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital, where the doctor declared him dead.

A case is underway, the BGB official added.