During last two weeks, the customs officers prevented an attempt for trafficking nearly 2 kilograms of marijuana.

At 22.30h on 7th September 2018 at the border crossing Tabanovce highway, the mobile customs teams selected for detailed inspection a Macedonian bus traveling from Macedonia to Switzerland, declared for exit from the Republic of Macedonia.

During inspection of the luggage compartment, conducted with the assistance of a customs drug sniffing dog, a suspicious passenger bag was located, after which all passengers were asked to leave the bus and take their own luggage. Due to the fact that no one declared that they are owner of the suspicious bag, the CCTV footage of the bus station in Tetovo was examined, and it  was determined that one of the passengers, a Macedonian citizen, together with another unknown person put the bag in the baggage compartment of the bus. During the inspection of the bag, the inspectors  found two plastic bags with marijuana weighing 2,200 grams, as confirmed with the analysis. 

The case was handed over to the Control and Investigation Sector, which, filed criminal charges for "Unauthorized production and release for sale of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors" against the suspect.

Besides this, during last two weeks, the customs officers detected 6 illegal migrants and prevented several attempts for smuggling various goods, seizing spare parts for vehicles, tools, a vehicle with a bunke for smuggling, clothes, footwear, fashion accessories and counterfeits.

Vehicle spare parts and tools

- 114 liters of motor oil and 11 liters of additives for passenger vehicles, 10 tires for passenger vehicles and agricultural machinery, 6 pieces of tools (boring machines, , grinder, jack and milling cutter), 2 spotlights, 26 glass silicones and 2 pairs of compressor hoses detected by the Mobile Customs Teams, during control of goods originating in the United States, destined for a natural person from Debar, declared for import clearance at the Customs Office Struga. The products, which were not covered by the customs declaration, were seized and a request for initiation of a misdemeanor procedure will be filed against the importer.

Vehicle with a bunker for smuggling

- 1 minibus with a bunker and 81 pieces of different goods, detected by the mobile customs teams. The minibus with Kosovo registration plates, driven by a citizen of Kosovo, arrived for entry in the country at the border crossing point Blace. During the inspection of the minibus, the inspectors found an additional compartment sealed with the spare wheel in the luggage compartment. After removing the wheel and the barrier, a special compartment was discovered inside of which were pieces of clothing, shoes, watches, bracelets, 1 smart TV box, and bracelet and watch sets, bracelet, ring and cigarette lighter and wallet, cigarette lighter and key ring.

Goods suspected of infringing intellectual property rights

- 392 pairs of sport shoes bearing logo of protected trademarks, detected by the mobile customs teams, during control of a Bulgarian truck loaded with goods originating in Bulgaria, destined for an importer from Kosovo, declared for exit from the country at the border crossing point Blace. Due to suspicion that the products violate intellectual property rights, they were seized, and in accordance with the law, a procedure will be initiated to determine their authenticity.

Migrants

The customs officers at the border crossing Tabanovce Motorway prevented an attempt for illegal crossing of the national border. On 6th September 2018, a Serbian truck driven by a Serbian citizen loaded with various products from Greece was declared for exit. The driver reported that the truck's cable was damaged, possibly while resting near the border crossing point Bogorodica. The customs officers conducted detailed control of the loading area and found 6 people without travel documents in the front of the trailer, which according to their statements were Pakistani and Afghan nationals. The migrants were handed over to the police officers at the border crossing point for further proceeding.

 

Bunker, mobilna
Bunker, mobilna
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Gumi,maslo, alat, mobilna
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Marihuana,mobilna
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Migranti, Tabanovce
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