Another Teknaf ‘drug trader’ killed

The Daily Star December 02, 2018

Another Teknaf ‘drug trader’ killed

Our Correspondent, Cox’s Bazar

A suspected drug dealer was killed in a “gunfight” in Teknaf yesterday.

The dead was identified as Habib Ullah alias Habib, 35.

Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Taknaf Model Police Station, said law enforcers picked Habib up Friday night as he was an enlisted yaba trader.

Following Habib’s statement, a police team yesterday took him to Shaplapur Puranpara area of Teknaf to recover yaba tablets, he added.

When the police team reached the area, Habib’s cohorts opened “gunshots” at police officials, forcing them to retaliate. During the exchange of “gunshots” Habib escaped and his cohorts retreated. Later, police found Habib injured when they searched the area, the OC claimed.

The body was sent to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy.

Three police officials were also injured in the “gunfight,” police said.

They are Sub-Inspector Raju, Constables Zia and Badsha.

Police recovered 6,000 pieces of Yaba tablets, two locally made long guns and 14 live cartridges.