Officials of India’s central armed police forces, also known as Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) detained two Bhutanese men on July 20 for allegedly trying to smuggle 66kg of agarwood worth Nu 24.20 million (M).

The two men, aged 31 and 38, were arrested at Daragaon bridge in Jaigaon and handed over to Nilapara Forest Range office at Hasimara.

The men, who are from Paro, were taken to Alipur court on July 21.

The Maruti Suzuki Esteem car with Bhutan registration number the two men were travelling in was also impounded.

Sources from across the border said the seized items are also handed over to the range office.

Rajesh Rai | Phuentsholing