A suspected Rohingya drug dealer was killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Cox's Bazar Teknaf upazila earlier today.
The deceased is Md Abdul Nasir, 28, from Balukhali refugee camp in Ukhiya.
RAB 15 Teknaf Camp Company Commander Mirza Shahed Mahtab said RAB set up a checkpost at Montolia Puranpara area, on Marine Drive road of the upazila, after being tipped-off about a large consignment of yaba tablets arriving in the area. RAB stopped a group of people at the checkpost, which then opened fire on RAB, forcing law enforcement to retaliate.
He added that two RAB members were shot in the confrontation. After the gunfight, RAB recovered a wounded person from the scene and took the individual to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital, where the doctors declared him dead.
RAB seized 66,000 yaba pills, two guns, five rounds of cartridges, two rounds of cartridge shells and Tk3,000, the official added.
Mirza Shahed Mahtab also said the body was taken to the hospital morgue for autopsy. A case will be lodged in connection with this.