A suspected Yaba peddler was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) in the Naf River in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar district early Sunday.
The identity of the deceased could not be known yet.
A patrol team of BGB-2 noticed a boat with some people in the Naf River along the bordering area and challenged the boat early in the morning, said Commanding officer of BGB-2 Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad Foysal Hasan.
At one stage, the criminals opened fire on the BGB men, forcing them to fire back that triggered a gunfight.
After a brief gunfight, the BGB men recovered a bullet-hit body of a man and recovered 3.40 lakh Yaba pills and a gun from the spot, reports UNB.