BALURGHAT: In two separate incidents, BSF seized gold bars and banned cough-syrup (Phensedyl) from Hili and Balurghat on Saturday.
Two persons were detained for their alleged involvement in smuggling gold and phensedyl by BSF officials and later were handed over to police for further interrogation.
According to a BSF source, 11 gold bars weighing 1.251 kilograms having worth more than Rs 49 lakhs were impounded from Balupara in Hili border area in a tip off conducted by the senior BSF officials under 199 of BSF battalions.
A BSF official said Mondal had kept gold bars concealed in his attire for smuggling them through a linkman.
Having known from a reliable source, BSF seized the items from him.
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