During the past two weeks, the customs officers detected several attempts for smuggling various goods, seizing foreign currencies, automobile spare parts, cargo fasteners, electric motors, mobile phones, dental supplies, fresh fruits and vegetables, used skiing clothing and counterfeits.

The following goods were seized:

Foreign currency

- EUR 80,000 and USD 7,500, detected at the International Airport Skopje, during control of baggage and personal search of a Macedonian and a Turkish citizen.

In the first case, a Macedonian citizen who was to fly to Istanbul was selected for control The passenger declared to the customs officers that he had money on him, not stating the amount. During personal search of the passenger, in his jacket pocket, in his trouser pockets, in his wallet and in his underwear, but also in his suitcase, in a book and a notebook, the customs officers found a total of EUR 82,000 in 500 Euro notes . In accordance with the law, EUR 2,000 were returned to the passenger, an amount that a resident can freely take out from the country, while EUR 80,000 were seized. A misdemeanor procedure will be initiated for the committed foreign currency offense.

In the second case, during personal search of a Turkish citizen who landed from Istanbul, the customs officers found USD 19,000 in his handbag. In accordance with the law, USD 11,500 (equivalent to EUR 10,00) were returned to the passenger, an amount that a non-resident can freely bring in the country, while USD 7,500 were seized. A misdemeanor procedure will be initiated for the committed foreign currency offense.

- EUR 3,000, found during a personal search of a Macedonian citizen who, driving a Macedonian registered car, arrived at the border crossing point Bogorodica – exit section. In his front trouser pocket, EUR 5,000 were found for which he did not have a document of origin. In accordance with the law, EUr 2,000 were returned to the passenger, an amount that a non-resident can freely take our from the country, while EUR 5,000 were seized. A misdemeanor procedure will be initiated for the committed foreign currency offense.

Car parts and cargo straps 

- 19 pieces of car parts (front and rear wipers, lamps, floor mats, display and windshields), 1 bicycle tacx blu matic, 1 bicycle chain and 1 pair of uvex sport glasses, detected by the mobile customs teams, during inspection of a cargo van with Macedonian registration plates, carried out executed on the road Kriva Palanka - Kumanovo. The products for which the driver did not have documents of origin and paid import duties were found on and under the co-driver's seat of the vehicle. They were seized, and a request for initiation of a misdemeanor procedure will be filed against the driver.

- 100 cargo fasteners and 1 water pump for freight vehicle, detected during control of a Bulgarian registered truck driven by a Macedonian citizen, declared for entrance in the country at the border crossing point Delchevo. The undeclared goods, found under the bed in the driver’s cab, in one of the side compartments of the cab and in the trailer boxes were seized and a misdemeanor procedure will be initiated against the driver.

Technical goods

- 2 mobile phones Huawei P smart and 1 mobile phone iPhone Xs Max, detected by the mobile customs teams, during control of the baggage of a Macedonian citizen who arrived at the International Airport Skopje by flight from Zurich. The undeclared phones were seized, and an appropriate procedure will be initiated against the passenger.

- 1 electric motor and 1 part for an electric motor, detected during control of a Macedonian registered car, driven by a Macedonian citizen, declared for entrance at the border crossing Novo Selo. The undeclared goods, found behind the co-driver's seat, have been seized, and an appropriate procedure will be initiated against the driver.

Dental materials

- 3 kg of wax Cerewax, 50 tile wax ARCAS LC, 364 artificial teeth NT OPTIMA, Mega Plus and ERAY, 500 milliliters fluid modeling Vision Modeling Liquid, 30 scraps, 500 brass kegs and 1 cable for motorcycle, detected by the mobile customs teams, during control of a Bulgarian registered car, driven by a Macedonian citizen, declared for entrance at the border crossing point Novo Selo. The goods, found under the front seats of the vehicle, were seized, and a request for initiation of a misdemeanor procedure will be filed against the driver.

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Fresh fruits and vegetables

- 839 kilograms of fresh pomegranates and zucchini, found during control of goods destined for an importer from Skopje, declared for import customs clearance at the Customs Office Gevgelija. The undeclared goods were seized, and a request for initiation of a misdemeanor procedure was submitted against the importer.

Clothing

- 54 pieces of second-hand ski clothing (jackets, pants and gloves), 167 air freshener for vehicles and 374 pairs of boot straps detected by the mobile customs teams, during control of a Bulgarian car, driven by a Macedonian citizen, declared for entrance at the border crossing point Deve Bair. The undeclared goods, found in 2 suitcases and 4 bags, placed in the boot and in the roof rack of the vehicle, were seized, and a request for initiation of a misdemeanor procedure will be filed against the driver.

Goods suspected of infringing intellectual property rights

- 1 device for diagnostics of vehicles bearing logo of protected trademark, detected at the Customs Office Airport Skopje – section for clearance of goods, during control of DHL consignment from Singapore, intended for an individual from Skopje. Due to suspicion that the device violates intellectual property rights, it was detained and a procedure for verifying its authenticity will be initiated according to the regulations.

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