Two ‘drug peddlers’ killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

09 May 2019, 10:53

NTV Online

Cox’s Bazar: Two suspected drug dealers were killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Laboni Beach Point in the district town on early Thursday.

The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately, reports the UNB.

A Rab-15 team raided the area around 4am after being tipped-off that drug peddlers were coming there via sea, said Rab-15 camp commanding officer Major Mehedi Hasan.

The ‘drug dealers’ opened fire as soon as the Rab team reached the spot, triggering a skirmish, he claimed.

After the gunfight, two bodies with gunshot wounds were recovered from the spot along with 10,000 yaba pills, a pistol and two bullets, the Rab officer said.

The bodies were sent to a local hospital for autopsy.