2 ‘drug traders’ killed in Taknaf ‘gunfight’

2 ‘drug traders’ killed in Taknaf ‘gunfight’
Published : 10 Jan 2019, 12:26:53
2 ‘drug traders’ killed in Taknaf ‘gunfight’
Cox's Bazar Correspondent
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Two suspected drug peddlers were killed in a reported gunfight with police at Sabrang in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar early Thursday.
 
The gunfight took place at Sabrang area around 1:30am.
 
The deceased were identified as Abdur Rashid, 47, son of late Enam Sharif, and Abul Kalam, 35, son of Abdur Rahman of Teknaf.
 
Both of them are listed by the Home Ministry as drug dealers, said Pradeep Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station.
 
Tipped off, a team of police conducted a drive in the area around 1:30 am, said the OC.
 
Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the criminals opened fire on them, prompting them to fire back in “self-defense”.
 
At one stage, Rashid and Kalam caught in the line of fire and died on the spot.
 
Police also recovered 22,000 pieces of Yaba pills, five guns and 22 rounds of bullets from the spot.
 
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