During the past two weeks, the customs officers prevented several attempts for smuggling of various goods, seizing clothing, electronic cigarettes, mobile phones, a watch, silver, motor oil, automobile parts, license plates, dentistry instruments and materials, cigarettes and homemade brandy.

The following goods were seized:

Clothing, electronic cigarettes and mobile phones

- 710 pieces of clothing, 1,200 electronic cigarettes and 2 mobile phones, detected in three separate cases, during control of three vehicles declared for entrance into the country at the border crossing point Tabanovce Motorway.

In the first case, during control of a Belgian registered bus traveling on a regular line from Belgium to Macedonia, driven by a Macedonian citizen, the customs officers found 576 pieces of clothing (jackets, coats, dresses, shirts, blouses, trousers etc) placed in 6 large bags in the boot of the vehicle for which the driver has declared himself as owner.

In the second case, during control of a Serbian registered car, driven by a Serbian citizen, 166 pieces of women's clothing (T-shirts, nightiess, socks and underwear) were found in the boot of the vehicle, 1,200 pieces of electronic cigarette HEETS and 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY mobile phones.

In the third case, during control of a Macedonian registered truck, driven by a Macedonian citizen, the customs officers found 3 bags with 134 pieces of clothes (dresses, sweatshirts, blouses, T-shirts, leggings and trousers) on the bed in the driver’s cab.

In all three cases, the undeclared goods were seized, and appropriate procedures will be initiated against the drivers.

- 200 pieces of clothing, found in two separate cases, during control of one bus and one passenger vehicle, declared for entrance into the country at the border crossing point Bogorodica. 

In the first case, during control of a Turkish registered bus, in two suitcases and several bags, the customs officers found 145 pieces of women's clothing (dresses and trousers) that belonged to a Macedonian citizen traveling on the bus.

In the second case, during control of a Serbian registered car, driven by a Serbian citizen, 55 pieces of men's and women's clothing (blouses, hoodies, sweaters, dresses and trousers) were found in suitcases placed in the boot of the vehicle.

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

Wrist watch and silver

- 9 kg of silver and 1 ROLEX watch, found in two separate cases at the International Airport Skopje.

In the first case, during luggage control of a Macedonian citizen who arrived from Istanbul, customs inspectors of the Investigation Department found 9 kg of silver in granules placed in a canvas bag. The undeclared silver has been seized and appropriate procedure will be initiated against the perpetrator.

In the second case, during luggage control of a German national with Macedonian origins, who arrived from Belgrade, the customs officers found 1 ROLEX watch. The undeclared watch has been detained and a misdemeanor procedure will be initiated against the passenger.

Cigarettes, brandy, tobacco and others

- 5 kg of hookah tobacco, 4 kilos of hookah aroma, 2500 grams of mahjong, 1,050 rosaries, 365 religious items (pendants and book magnets with prayer), 175 magnets and 150 car pendants, detected by the mobile customs teams, during control of the luggage of a Macedonian citizen who arrived from Istanbul at the International Airport Skopje. The undeclared goods were seized, and a request for initiation of a misdemeanor procedure will be filed against the perpetrator.

- 46 cartons of cigarettes and 62 liters of homemade rakia, found in two separate cases at the International Airport Skopje, during controls of the checked luggage of two passengers who intended to fly to Malmo.

In the first case, 13 cartons of cigarettes with Macedonian excise stamps and 62 liters of homemade brandy were found in three passenger bags that belonged to a Macedonian citizen.

In the second case, during control of a passenger bag of a Swedish citizen with Kosovo origins, 33 cartons of cigarettes with Macedonian excise stamps were found.

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

Motor oil, car parts and license plates

- 90 liters of motor oil (9 tubes per 10 liters), detected during inspection of a Macedonian registered car, driven by a Macedonian citizen, declared for entrance in the country at the border crossing point Bogorodica. The undeclared oil, found in the boot and behind the co-driver's seat of the vehicle, has been seized and appropriate proceedings will be initiated against the driver.

- 6 pieces of automobile spare parts and 2 sets of license plates and registration documents were detected in two separate cases at the border crossing point Novo Selo.

In the first case, during control of a Bulgarian registered car, driven by a Macedonian citizen, declared for entrance in the country, 6 pieces of passenger motor vehicle parts (air filter, exhaust pipe, solar lights and halogen lamps) were found in the boot of the vehicle. The undeclared goods were seized, and appropriate proceedings will be initiated against the driver.

In the second case, during control of a Bulgarian registered car, driven by a Bulgarian citizen, declared for exit, two pairs of Bulgarian license plates and two sets of registration documents were found under the co-driver's seat. Asked by the customs officers where the vehicles are located, the driver explained that they were sold to a person from Macedonia and that he did not know if they were customs cleared. Due to the fact that the vehicles were released for free circulation without being placed in a customs procedure and import duties were not paid, a request for initiation of a misdemeanor procedure was filed against the driver.

Dentistry instruments and materials

- 2,195 pieces of dental instruments and materials (needles, drills ets), detected by the mobile customs teams, during control of a Macedonian car with two Macedonian citizens who arrived for entry in the country at the border crossing point Deve Bair. The undeclared goods, found in plastic bags and a cardboard box placed on the back seat and in the boot of the vehicle were seized and a request for initiation of a misdemeanor procedure will be filed against the passenger in the vehicle, who claimed to be the owner of the goods. 

Avtodelovi, Novo Selo
Avtodelovi, Novo Selo
Cigari i rakija, Aerodrom SK
Cigari i rakija, Aerodrom SK
Cigari, Aerodrom SK
Cigari, Aerodrom SK
Motorno maslo,Tabanovce
Motorno maslo,Tabanovce
Obleka 2,Tabanovce
Obleka 2,Tabanovce
Obleka, Bogorodica (1)
Obleka, Bogorodica (1)
Obleka, Bogorodica
Obleka, Bogorodica
Obleka, elektronski cigari, mobilni,Tabanovce
Obleka, elektronski cigari, mobilni,Tabanovce
Obleka, Tabanovce
Obleka, Tabanovce
Registarski tablicki,Novo Selo
Registarski tablicki,Novo Selo
Srebro, istragi
Srebro, istragi
Stomatoloski materijali,mobilna
Stomatoloski materijali,mobilna
Tutun, crkovni predmeti, mobilna
Tutun, crkovni predmeti, mobilna
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