Siliguri: Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officers seized 20 kg of gold bars of foreign origin from a vehicle in Siliguri on August 24.
Two accused identified as Rohit Agarwal and Niraj Agarwal had carried the gold from Binnaguri to Siliguri. The brothers are involved in the business of import of footwear from China.
The gold bars worth around Rs. 6.13 crore were smuggled into India from Bhutan through Jaigaon-Phuentsholing border.
The DRI has seized over 243.467 kg of gold and gold jewellery worth Rs. 73.33 crore in the market, smuggled from Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bhutan and China.