2 Rohingya drug traders killed in ‘gunfight’

Two suspected Rohingya drug traders were killed in a reported gunfight with police at Teknaf in Cox's Bazar on Sunday. Two policemen were injured.

The deceased were identified as Mohammad Alam, 35, son of Mohammad Bacha Mia of Jamemura Rohingya camp and Mohammad Rafiq, 20, son of Ali Hossain of Nayapara Rohingya camp of Nhilla Union. Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Teknaf Police StationProdip Kumar Das said that the incident took place in the adjacent area of Leda Rohingya refugee camp at Teknaf.

According to the detainee’s confession, police reached the spot with the illegal traders to recover the arms and drugs. Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the trader’s fellow member opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gunfight At that time police recovered two local made guns, seven rounds of bullets, 2,200 pieces of yaba and cash Tk 6 lakh 65 thousand 210 rupees from the spot. "

The injured were Sub Inspector Mohammad Sabbir and Sub Inspector Mohammad Babul of Teknaf Police Station of Cox’s Bazar. Police said that, the deceased were involved in Yaba smuggling from Myanmar. Several cases were filed against them at Teknaf police station for drug trading.
 The duty doctor of Teknaf Upazila Health Complex, declared them dead. The bodies were sent to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy, OC Pradip Kumar informed.