Last week, the customs officials prevented several attempts for smuggling, seizing cigarettes, pharmaceuticals, perfumes, eau de toilette, clothing, footwear, belts, foreign currency, toll readers, tattoo equipment and counterfeits.

The following goods were seized:

Cigarettes

- 430 boxes of cigarettes LD BLUE and LD RED with Macedonian excise stamps, found during control of an empty Bulgarian registered truck for transport of vehicles, driven by a Bulgarian citizen, declared for exit from the country at the border crossing point Bogorodica. Tthe driver stated that he had nothing to declare to Customs, but during the inspection of the vehicle, inside the fuel tanks, the customs officers found specially designed bunkers filled in with cigarettes. The cigarettes and the vehicle were seized and criminal charges were filed against the driver.

- 75 cartons of cigarettes with Macedonian excise stamps, detected in two separate cases at the International Airport Skopje, during inspection of a scanned checked luggage of two Macedonian citizens, who were to fly to Malmo.

In the first case, 50 cartons of Marlboro and Winston cigarettes were discovered, and in the second case 25 cartons of LD cigarettes. In both cases, the undeclared cigarettes were seized, and misdemeanor procedures will be initiated against passengers.

Pharmaceuticals

- 34,500 tablets of TAMOL - XX 200 mg (Tramadol Hydrochloride), detected at the Skopje International Airport during control inspection of a checked bag that belonged to a Swedish national who was to fly to Malmo. The undeclared pharmaceuticals were seized and an appropriate procedure was initiated against the passenger.

Perfumes, eau de toilette, clothes and footwear

- 43 perfumes and eau de toilette, 16 dresses, 23 pairs of shoes, 3 belts and 1 pair of sunglasses, found in two separate cases at the International Airport Skopje, during inspection of the passenger bags of two Macedonian nationals, declared for entrance in the country.

In the first case, 43 perfumes and eau de toilette of different brands, 16 dresses and 8 pairs of boots were found in the luggage of a passenger who arrived from London.

In the second case, 15 pairs of footwear (men's and women's shoes, slippers and boots), 3 belts and 1 pair of sunglasses of different famous world brands in the luggage of a passenger who arrived from Vienna.

In both cases, the undeclared goods were seized and misdemeanor procedures will be initiated against the passengers.

Foreign currency

- 6,600 Swiss francs, found at the International Airport Skopje, during personal search of a Serbian citizen who arrived from Zurich. The customs officers found 16,950 Swiss Francs and 1,190 euros in his jacket pockets and passenger's wallet. Equivalent amount to 10,000 Euros were returned to the perpetrator, as an amount that can be freely taken in the country, and a misdemeanor procedure will be initiated for the committed offence.

Technical goods and tattoo equipment

- 80 digital toll readers for trucks, detected in coordination with the police officers at the border crossing point Dojran, during control of a Macedonian truck driven by a Macedonian citizen, declared for entrance in the country. The undeclared goods, found behind the seats and on the bed inside the driver’s cab of the vehicle, were seized, and an appropriate procedure will be initiated against the driver.

- 9 tattoo machines sets and 81 bottles of 60 ml tattoo color, found at the International Airport Skopje, during control of the suitcase of a Russian citizen who arrived from Istanbul. The undeclared goods were seized, and a misdemeanor procedure will be initiated against the passenger.

Goods suspected of violation of intellectual property rights

- 2 diagnostic devices and 1 multimedia device for motor vehicles bearing logo of protected trademarks, found at the Customs Office Airport Skopje - Section for customs clearance, during inspection of three shipments from Singapore, intended for three Macedonian citizens. Due to suspicion that the devices violate intellectual property rights, they were temporarily seized, and procedures will be initiated in accordance with the law for verification of their their authenticity.

 

Cigari1,Aerodrom SK
Cigari1,Aerodrom SK
Cigari2, Aerodrom SK
Cigari2, Aerodrom SK
Cigari, Bogorodica
Cigari, Bogorodica
Digitalni aparati citaci, Dojran
Digitalni aparati citaci, Dojran
Lekovi, Aerodrom SK
Lekovi, Aerodrom SK
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