‘Drug peddler’ killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

‘Drug peddler’ killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Teknaf upazila early Sunday.

The deceased was identified as Aziz, 24, son of Saleh Ahmed of Dailpara in the upazila.

Officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station Pradip Kumar Das said they arrested Aziz around 9pm on Saturday.

Law enforcers went on a drive along with him at Maheshkhali Noughat around 12:30am to recover Yaba and firearms, he said, adding that as soon as they reached the area, Aziz’s cohorts opened fire on them forcing police to fire back.

Aziz was found lying on the ground in an injured condition and taken to Teknaf Health Complex where doctors referred him to Sadar Hospital for better treatment.

He, however, died at the district hospital, the OC said.

He also said they recovered a gun, seven bullets and 3,000 Yaba pills from the spot.

Pradip also claimed that three policemen were injured in the gunfight.