A suspected drug trader was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with members of Border Guard Bangladesh in Jadimora canal area of Teknaf upazila early Monday.
The identity of deceased could not be known yet.
Tipped off, a patrol team of Noyapara BOP took position in the area around 4am, said Lt Col Mohammad Faisal Hasan Khan, commanding officer of BGB-2 battalion.
At one stage, the team challenged a gang of drug traders when they reached the area by a boat.
Sensing danger, the gang members opened fire on them forcing them to fire back, triggering the gunfight.
After gunfight, the BGB team rescued the bullet-injured drug trader and took him to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
The team also recovered 1.50 lakh Yaba pills, one arms and two rounds of cartridges.