During the last week of 2018 and the New Year's and Christmas holidays, the customs officers detected several attempts for smuggling of various goods, temporarily seizing a motorcycle, scooter, automobile spare parts, photocopier, gas pistol, substances for potency, alcoholic beverages, tools , electric cables, apparel, laptops and counterfeits.

The following goods were seized:

Motorcycles, vehicle parts and photocopiers

- 1 Peugeot scooter, 1 Honda motorcycle, 1 Nashuatec photocopier and 9 passenger car tires, found by the mobile customs teams, during control of goods originating in Switzerland, intended for an individual from Struga, that were declared for import clearance at the Customs Office Ohrid. The products that were not included in the customs declaration were seized, and a request for initiation of misdemeanor procedure was submitted against the importer.

Gas gun, substances for potency and alcoholic beverages

- 1 gas gun ZORAKI 925 with 9 mm caliber, 980 Kamagra Oral Jelly 100 mg bags and about 14 kg of potency preparations, HILTI and grape drink with herbs, detected by the mobile customs teams, during control of a Macedonian registered bus, declared for entry in the country at the border crossing point Bogorodica. The undeclared goods were found in a passenger bag that belonged to a Macedonian citizen traveling on the bus. They were seized, and a request for initiation of a misdemeanor procedure will be filed against the passenger.

- 193 liters of homemade rakia and about 30 liters of domestic wine, found by police officers, during control of a Macedonian registered car, driven by a Macedonian citizen, carried out on the road Veles - Skopje. The alcoholic drinks for which the driver did not have documents of origin and paid excise duties were handed over to the mobile customs teams for further procesing.

Tool and electric cable

- 570 saw blades and 391 meters of cable, detected in two separate cases by the mobile customs teams.

In the first case, during control of a Macedonian registered truck, driven by a Macedonian citizen, declared for entrance at the border crossing point Tabanovce Motorway, in a bag placed on the upper bed of the truck cabin, the officers found 570 saw blades.

In the second case, during control of a Macedonian registered car, driven by a Macedonian citizen, declared for entrance at the border crossing point Blace, in 5 boxes placed in the boot of the vehicle, the officers found 391 meters of electric cable for floor heating.

In both cases, the undeclared goods were seized, and requests for initiation of misdemeanor procedures will be filed against the drivers.

Clothing and computers

- 83 pieces of protective work clothing (jackets, trousers and blouses) and 15 used laptops Fujitsu and DELL DS, found at the Skopje International Airport during control of the luggage of a Kosovo citizen who arrived from Gothenburg. The undeclared goods were seized, and a misdemeanor procedure will be initiated against the passenger.

- 57 sets of sports equipment (shorts with a jersey), detected by the mobile customs teams, during control of a Turkish registered bus traveling from Istanbul to Gostivar, declared for entrance in country at the border crossing point Bogorodica. The undeclared goods, found in a sports bag placed in the luggage compartment of the bus, were temporarily seized, and a request for initiation of a misdemeanor procedure will be filed against the owner - a Macedonian national traveling on the bus.

Goods suspected of infringing intellectual property rights

- 271 pieces of clothing (tracksuits, jackets, t-shirts, backpacks, hoodies and blouses) and 63 pairs of trainers bearing logo of protected trademarks, found during control of a Turkish truck loaded with goods originating in several countries, destined for an importer from Kosovo, declared for entrance in the country at the border crossing point Bogorodica. Due to suspicion that they infringe intellectual property rights, the products were temporarily detained and a procedure to determine their authenticity will be initiated pursuant the law. 

- 19,200 liters of energy drinks in cans bearing logo of protected trademark, found at the customs office Kjafasan-section for customs clearance of goods, during inspection of goods declared for export by a Macedonian consignor, destined for an importer from the Republic of Albania. Due to suspicion that they infringe intellectual property rights, the products were temporarily detained, and pursuant the law, a procedure will be initiated to  determine their authenticity.

Alkoholni pijaloci, mobilna
Alkoholni pijaloci, mobilna
Elektricen kabel, mobilna
Elektricen kabel, mobilna
Gasen pistol i preparati za potencija, mobilna
Gasen pistol i preparati za potencija, mobilna
HTZ obleka, Aerodrom SK
HTZ obleka, Aerodrom SK
Motorcikli, fotokopir i dr.,mobilna
Motorcikli, fotokopir i dr.,mobilna
Nozevi za strug, mobilna
Nozevi za strug, mobilna
Sportska obleka, mobilna
Sportska obleka, mobilna
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