Two suspected Rohingya drug traders were killed in a reported gunfight with members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Ghumdhum border area of Bandarban's Naikhyangchhari upazila early Monday.
The deceased were identified as Jubayer, 28, son of Forkan Ahmmed, resident of Kutupalong Lambashia Rohingya camp-1, Block-b/3, and Dil Mohammad, 25, son of late Amir Hamja, resident of Block-c of Kutupalong Rohingya camp-1.
Besides, one lakh Yaba pills and several arms were recovered from the spot, said BGB-34 Battalion Assistant Commanding Officer Md Year Hossain confirmed the matter.
On secret information that a consignment of Yaba was coming from Myanmar through the border, the BGB team increased patrol in the bordering area.
When a gang of drug traders numbering 5-6 were entering Bangladesh border, the BGB team challenged them, said the BGB official.
Sensing the danger, the drug traders opened fire on BGB men, forcing them to fire back, triggering the skrimish.
After the gunfight, two bodies were recovered from the spot.
Two BGB men were also injured, said the official.