During last two weeks, the customs officers foiled an attempt for trafficking marijuana and several attempts for smuggling different goods, seizing cash, a drone, a metal detector and used woodwork machines.

The following goods were seized:

Marijuana

- 22 grams of marijuana, detected by a Mobile Customs Team, during control of a German car, driven by a Macedonian citizen, at the border crossing point Tabanovce Motorway, exit section.
The vehicle, which in the afternoon on September 8, 2017 arrived at the border crossing for exit from the country, was selected for control with a customs drug-sniffing dog. During the control of the vehicle, above the metal insulation of the exhaust pipe, a plastic bag with green plant was found, and after the analysis at the Criminalistic and Technical Investigations Department of the Ministry of Interior, it was determined that it is marijuana.
The Customs Administration brought criminal charges against the suspect to the Prosecutor’s Office in Skopje on grounds of existence of a reasonable suspicion that the suspect had committed a crime "Unauthorized production and release for sale of narcotics, psychotropic substances and precursors. The suspect was handed over to the Kumanovo First Instance Court, and the judge of preliminary procedure ordered a 30-day detention.

Foreign Currency

- 4,000 Euros, found during the control of a German car and a personal search of the driver - a Macedonian national, declared for exit from the country at the border crossing point Tabanovce Motorway. The driver reported that he had 3,000 Euros, which were found on him during the personal search, but during the control of the vehicle, other 3,000 Euros were found in a wallet placed in the compartment under the armrest between the front seats. The driver did not have a document proving the origin of the money. 2,000 Euros were returned to him, an amount that a resident can freely takeout from the country, and 4,000 Euros were seized. A misdemeanor procedure has been initiated against the driver for the committed foreign currency offense.

Metal Detector, Drones and Electronics

- 1 metal detector MINELAB CTX3030, detected at the Skopje Alexander the Great Airport, during control of the luggage of a Macedonian citizen who arrived from Goteborg. The undeclared product was seized, and a misdemeanor procedure will be initiated against the perpetrator.

- 1 used drone and 2 second-hand wood processing machines, detected in two separate cases at the border crossing point Tabanovce Motorway.

In the first case, during the control of a German car, driven by a Macedonian citizen, declared for entrance in the country, in a small suitcase, located in the boot between the other luggage, a YUNTEC Q500 4K drone was found.
In the second case, during control of a Macedonian registered car, driven by a Macedonian citizen, declared for entrance in the country, in a plastic bag, placed in the boot of the vehicle, a second-hand electric circular saw HANSEATIC HSBS350 and 1 used electric woodworking lathe EINHELL EHM 1300 were found.
In both cases, the undeclared goods were seized and appropriate procedures will be initiated against the perpetrators. 

Devizi,Tabanovce
Devizi,Tabanovce
Dron,Tabanovce
Dron,Tabanovce
Marihuana,mobilna
Marihuana,mobilna
marihuana
marihuana
Masini-za-drvo,Tabanovce
Masini-za-drvo,Tabanovce
Metal-detektor,Aerodrom SK
Metal-detektor,Aerodrom SK
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