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‘Yaba trader’ killed in ‘gunfight’

UNB, Cox's Bazar

A suspected Yaba trader was killed in an alleged gunfight with police in Teknaf upazila early yesterday. The deceased was identified as Md Hossain, 39, son of late Anu Mia of Hoyaikong area in the upazila.

Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Model Police Station, said they raided the area around 2am acting on a tip-off that a consignment of Yaba was brought from Myanmar. The smugglers opened fire as soon as police team reached the spot, triggering a gunfight. Hossain sustained a gunshot wound in the skirmish. Police took him a nearby hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. The body was sent to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital for autopsy. Three policemen were also injured. Police recovered 2,000 yaba pills, two pistols and nine bullets from the spot. OC Pradip said Hossain was accused in six drugs-related cases.

 

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