Last week, the customs officers prevented several attempts for smuggling, seizing cigarettes, cigars, cigar knives, perfumes, foreign currency and video surveillance systems.

The following goods were seized:

Foreign currency

- 34,000 Euros, detected by a Mobile Customs Team, during personal search of two Macedonian citizens, who arrived for exit from the country at the Bogorodica border crossing exit section with a Macedonian registered car. In a purse that belonged to one of the passengers, the customs officers found an envelope with 36,000 Euros. According to the law, residents can take out up to 10,000 Euros from the state by submitting a document on the origin of the money, while cash exceeding than 10,000 Euros cannot be taken out. Due to the fact that the passenger did not have a document for the origin of the money, 2,000 Euros were returned, as an amount that residents can freely take out from the state, and a request for initiation of a misdemeanor procedure was submitted for the committed misdemeanor.

- 13,950 Euros, detected in two separate cases at the International Airport Skopje, during personal search of two Macedonian citizens, who intended to fly to Basel. In the first case, in the jacket pocket of a passenger, the customs officers found 10,000 Euros, and in the second case, also in the jacket pocket of another passenger 7,950 euros, for which they did not have documents about the origin of the goods. Pursuant the law, 2,000 Euros were returned to each passenger, as an amount that residents can freely take out from the state. In the first case, 8,000 Euros were impounded, and in the second case, 5,950 euros. Misdemeanor procedures will be initiated against the passengers for the committed foreign currency offenses.

Tobacco products

- 66 cartons of cigarettes with Macedonian excise stamps, 822 cigars and 80 cigar knives, detected in 5 separate cases at the International Airport Skopje, during control of the passenger luggage of five Macedonian citizens.

The cigarettes were found in the suitcases of two passengers intending to travel, one to London,  one to Copenhagen and the last to Malmö.

The cigars and cigar knives were found in the luggage of two passengers, who arrived from Malta. In one of the passenger’s suitcases, 542 cigars from different brands and 40 cigar knives were found, while 280 cigars of different brands and 40 cigar knives were found in the suitcase that belonged to another passenger. 

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

Perfumes and deodorants

- 155 perfumes of 50 ml and 12 sets of deodorant and perfume, found at the International Airport Skopje, during inspection of the passenger bags of a Macedonian national who arrived from Istanbul. The undeclared goods were seized, and a misdemeanor procedure will be initiated against the passenger.

Technical goods

- 14 Atlantis video surveillance system devices (cameras, power supply devices, monitor, switch, video-switch, etc.), detected during inspection of a Macedonian bus traveling from Italy to Macedonia, declared for entrance at the border crossing point Tabanovce Motorway. The undeclared goods, found in two boxes placed in the luggage compartment, were seized, and an appropriate procedure will be initiated against the owner, a Macedonian citizen traveling on the bus.

 

Cigari 1,Aerodrom SK
Cigari 1,Aerodrom SK
Cigari 2,AerodromSK
Cigari 2,AerodromSK
Cigari 3,Aerodrom SK
Cigari 3,Aerodrom SK
Devizi 1,Aerodrom SK
Devizi 1,Aerodrom SK
Devizi 2,Aerodrom SK
Devizi 2,Aerodrom SK
Parfemi, Aerodrom SK
Parfemi, Aerodrom SK
Puri, Aerodrom SK
Puri, Aerodrom SK
Video-nadzor, Tabanovce
Video-nadzor, Tabanovce
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