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‘Drug trader’ killed

‘Gunfight’ in Cox’s Bazar

WT24 Desk

COX’S BAZAR: A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Lengur Beel hilly area in Teknaf upazila on Wednesday midnight, Agencies report.

The deceased was identified as Abdul Malek, 35 son of late Makbul Ahammad, resident of Old Pallan para of the upazila. 

Police arrested Malek from Telknaf bus terminal area during an anti-narcotic drive at 9:30pm and later conducted a drive along with him in the area to seize a big consignment of yaba around 12:00 am as per his information, said Teknaf police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Pradip Kumar Das. 

Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the criminals opened fire on the police, forcing them to fire back that triggered a gunfight.

At one stage, Malek suffered bullet wounds while the others managed to flee. Malek was then taken to Upazila Health Complex and later rushed to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital where doctors declared him dead.

Malek was accused in six cases, including drugs and arms.

A total of 5,000 yaba pills and two locally made guns (LG), 13 round cartridges of short gun  were also recovered from the scene.

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