A suspected drug peddler was killed on Thursday in a gunfight with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members at Ratna Palong union in Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar.
The identity of the deceased could not be known yet.
Commander of Cox’s Bazar BGB-34 Lieutenant Colonel Ali Haider Azad Ahmmed said tipped off that a group of smugglers will enter Bangladesh from Myanmar with a huge amount of drugs, BGB members took position near Koroibonia border.
As a BGB team tried to stop them they opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back.
At one point, the smugglers ran away leaving behind one of their injured members, said the BGB Commander.
The BGB members took the wounded peddler to Ukhiya Upazila Health Complex where doctors announced him dead.
Fifty thousand Yaba pills, a locally made gun and two bullet shells were recovered from the scene.
A BGB member was also injured in the gunfight.