2 ‘Yaba traders’ killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’


Two suspected Yaba traders were killed in a reported gunfight with members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at Kayukhkhali in Teknaf municipality area in Cox’s Bazar on Saturday.

The deceased were identified as Abdul Gafur, 40, son of Sultan Ahmed of Rongikhali Rohingya Camp and Mohammad Sadek, 23, son of late Sharif of Keruntoli area.

Lt Col Md Faisal Hasan Khan, BGB commanding officer of Teknaf-2, said being tipped off over smuggling of a consignment of Yaba, a team of BGB conducted a drive in Kayukhkhali area early Saturday.

Sensing their presence, the Yaba traders opened fire on the BGB men, prompting them to fire back that triggered the gunfight, he added.

Later, the BGB men recovered two bullet-hit bodies from the spot and sent those to Teknaf Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared them dead.

One lakh Yaba pills were recovered from the spot.