Two suspected yaba traders were killed in a "gunfight" in Cox's Bazar's Taknaf upazila early yesterday.
The dead were identified as Mahmudullah, 26, and Mohammad Mizan, 28, our Cox's Bazar correspondent reports quoting police.
Searching a microbus, police recovered five thousand yaba pills and arrested its driver Mahmudullah on Sunday around 9:00am, Prodip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge (OC) of Teknaf Police Station, said.
Based on his confessional statement, a police team conducted a raid at Jhimongkhali area near the Naf river early yesterday around 1:00am to recover arms and yaba, said the OC.
Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the cohorts of the arrestee opened fire on police, forcing them to retaliate triggering a gunfight, he added.
Mahmudullah and another attacker sustained bullet wounds during the gunfight and were rushed to Teknaf Upazila Health Complex, OC Prodip said.
Doctors at the health complex referred them to Cox's Bazar General Hospital, where doctors declared them dead, he said, adding that three cases are being filed in this regard.