A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Border Guard Bangladesh at Delpara village in Teknaf upazila early Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Nurul Islam, 32, son of Abdul Gafur of ward no. 4 of the municipality.
Confirming the news Shariful Islam Chamakdar, acting commanding officer of BGB-2 said 'a team of BGB-2 conducted a drive in the area around 4 am. Sensing presence of the border guards, the criminals opened fire on the law enforcers, leaving one dead on the spot.'
The BGB team also recovered 7,000 Yaba pills and two sharp weapons from the spot.
The body was sent to Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy.