‘Drug trader’ killed in Cumilla drive

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GB news 24 desk//

Cumilla: A suspected drug peddler was killed in a predawn ‘gunfight’ with police at Shitolia Koraiban in Ujirpur union of Chauddagram upazila on early Saturday.

Tipped off that a gang of drug traders gathered in the area, a team of police conducted the drive around 1:45am, said Abul Faisal, officer-in-charge of Chauddagram Police Station, reports the UNB.

Sensing the presence of police, the gang reportedly fired shots at the police, forcing the law enforcers to retaliate in ‘self-defence’ which led to the gun battle, the OC said.

After the gunfight, police spotted the bullet-riddled body of Saddam Hossain, 38, son of Abul Hashem of Baghbari village, from the spot, said the OC adding that Saddam was accused in 12 drug-related cases.

Police also recovered a pipe gun, three bullets and 200 bottles of Phensidyl from the scene.

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