Last week, the customs officers detected several attempts for smuggling, seizing foreign currencies, pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements, cosmetic products, personal hygiene products, irrigation systems parts, cigarettes and counterfeits.

The following goods were seized:

Foreign currency

-EUR 12,900 eurs and CHF 13,000, detected in two separate cases at the International Airport Skopje, during a personal search of two Kosovo citizens and a Macedonian citizen.

In the first case, after intervention by the airport security service, a passenger and her son - Kosovo nationals who were to fly by Zurich were returned to customs control. In an envelope hidden in the side part of the passenger's bra, the customs officers found CHF 36,000 and EUR 3,000, for which they did not have a document concerning the origin or a certificate of import of foreign currencies the Republic of Macedonia, issued by the customs authorities. CHF 11,500, the equivalent of 10,000 euros, were returned to the owners, as an amount that a non-resident can freely take out from the country, while CHF 13,000 and EUR 3,000 were seized.

In the second case, during a personal search of a Macedonian national, who intended to fly to Memmingen, an envelope was found in her handbag with EUR 11,900 for which she did not have a document concerning the origin of the money. EUR 2,000, as an amount that a resident can freely take out from the country, while EUR 9,900 were seized.

In both cases, misdemeanor procedures will be initiated against the passengers.

Pharmaceuticals, supplements and cosmetic products

- 3.580 tablets (Galvus Met, Viread, Brilinta, Xarelto, Effient and Casodex), 300 insulin pens (Novo Mix Flexpen and Novo Rapid Flexpen), 20 Dermovate creams of 50 grams, 60 capsules Emend, 400 ampoules (Venofer, Progestan and Menopur) and 6 sets of Gonal 450 IU, detected during control of a Macedonian registered truck, driven by a Macedonian national, declared for entrance in the country at the border crossing point Bogorodica. The pharmaceuticals, found in compartments on the outside of the cab of the truck, were seized, and criminal charges will be brought against the driver.

- 4,800 capsules of various dietary supplements, 475 milliliters of various syrups, about 6 liters of various cosmetic products and personal hygiene products (creams, toothpaste, shampoos and bath gels), 2,7 liters cleaning agent, 820 grams of powder for diabetics and powder for lymph glands and 8 boxes with a total of 250 grams of various teas, found during control of a Bulgarian registered car, driven by a Bulgarian national, declared for entrance at the border crossing point Deve Bair. The undeclared goods, found in three passenger bags and one cardboard box, placed in the boot of the vehicle, were seized and a misdemeanor procedure will be initiated against the driver.

Irrigation system

- 257 parts of the electronic irrigation system (sprinklers, valves, timers, sensors, etc.) detected by the mobile customs teams during control of a Macedonian registered car, driven by a Macedonian citizen, carried out on the road Rankovce - Kriva Palanka, near the petrol station Vienna Petrol. The undeclared goods, for which the driver did not have documents of origin and paid import duties, were seized, and a request for initiation of a misdemeanor procedure will be filed against the him.

Cigarettes

- 13 cartons of RODEO and ROTHMANS cigarettes, with Macedonian excise stamps, found during control of a Bulgarian registered car, driven by a Macedonian citizen, declared for exit from the country at the border crossing point Tabanovce Motorway. The undeclared cigarettes, part of which was found under the plastic at the gearbox and part in a bag placed in the boot of the vehicle, were seized, and an appropriate procedure will be initiated against the driver.

- 9 boxes of WEST cigarettes with Kosovo excise stamps, found during control of a Kosovo car, with which two Kosovo citizens arrived at the border crossing point Blace – entrance section. The undeclared cigarettes found in passenger bags placed in the boot of the vehicle were impounded and a misdemeanor procedure will be initiated against the passenger in the vehicle, who declared himself as the owner of the cigarettes.

Goods suspected of infringing intellectual property rights

- 50 car key pendants bearing logo of protected trademarks, detected during control of an express consignment from a Hong Kong consignor destined for an individual from Kicevo, declared for import clearance at the Customs Office Airport Skopje - Section for customs clearance. Due to suspicion that the products infringe intellectual property rights, they were detained and a procedure to determine their authenticity will be initiated, in accordance with the law.

Cigari, Tabanovce
Cigari, Tabanovce
Cigari,Blace
Cigari,Blace
Devizi 1,Aerodrom SK
Devizi 1,Aerodrom SK
Dodatoci na ishranata,Deve Bair
Dodatoci na ishranata,Deve Bair
Lekovi, Bogorodica
Lekovi, Bogorodica
Sistem za navodnuvanje, mobilna
Sistem za navodnuvanje, mobilna
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