The Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) shot dead two Burmese nationals today.
Three suspected Rohingya drug smugglers entered Bangladesh territory from the Naf River but were intercepted by the BGB patrol team.
The smugglers fired at BGB forcing BGB to fire back in self-defence killing two of the drug dealers. A third drug dealer managed to escape. Two BGB personnel were slightly injured during the encounter.
2 BGB Battalion (Teknaf) confirmed that two of the Myanmar nationals lived in Kutupalong and Balukhali camps.
50 pieces of methamphetamines, one Chinese pistol and two rounds of bullets were recovered from the scene. The bodies were sent to the Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital for autopsy. A case has been filed with Police in this regard.
As many Rohingya’s are passing idle days in the temporary shelter camps they have engaged in criminal activities such as drug smuggling, prostitution, fraud and illegal migration to third countries using falsely obtained Bangladeshi citizenship documents. Their prolonged stay in Bangladesh has caused security problems for the authorities. A zero tolerance approach has been taken by the local administration to deal with Rohingya criminal elements in the region.