During the past two weeks, the customs officers detected an attempt for drug trafficking and several attempts for smuggling various goods, seizing foreign cash, a car, automobile parts, apparel and cigarettes.

Foreign cash

- EUR 18,500, found during control of an Albanian registered car and personal search of three Albanian citizens, declared for entrance in the country at the border crossing point Bogorodica. A total of 20,010 euros and 30,000 dollars were found on the passenger's seat of the vehicle and in the pockets of the passengers. In line with the law, equivalent amount to 10,000 Euros was returned to each person, while 18,500 Euros were impounded. A misdemeanor procedure will be initiated against the driver, who assumed the responsibility for the undeclared foreign currencies, 

- EUR 6.000, detected by the mobile customs teams, during personal search of a Serbian citizen who arrived for exit from the country at the border crossing point Tabanovce Motorway with a Serbian registered car, accompanied by another Serbian national. The passenger reported that he was carrying EUR 10,000, but during the conducted search, in addition to the reported money other 6,000 Euros were found in a small pouch, for which he did not have a certificate for declared foreign cash issued by the customs authorities upon entry into the Republic Macedonia. Pursuant the law, the undeclared foreign cash were impounded, and a request for initiation of a misdemeanor procedure was filed against the perpetrator.

A car with a concealment bunker and automobile spare parts

- an Albanian car Mercedes 200 E, in which a mobile customs team discovered an additional built-in fuel tank behind the back seat, connected to the factory made fuel tank. The driver of the vehicle, an Albanian national who arrived for entrance at the border crossing point Kjafasan, said that the additional tank collects about 180 liters of fuel. The vehicle has been seized, and a request for initiation of a misdemeanor procedure has been filed against the driver.

- 11 automobile spare parts, detected in two separate cases at the border crossing point Tabanovce Motorway, during control of two Macedonian registered cars, driven by Macedonian nationals, declared for entrance in the country.

In the first case, three new headlights were found in the boot and on the back seat of the car, while in the second case, 8 spare parts were found in the boot of the car.

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

Apparel

- 7 fur coats worth about 108 thousand denars, detected by a mobile customs team, during control of a Macedonian registered car, driven by a Macedonian national, declared for exit from the country at the border crossing point Blace. The undeclared fur coats, found in two suitcases in the boot of the vehicle, were seized, and a request for initiation of a misdemeanor procedure was filed against the driver.

- 8 raincoats, found during control of a Serbian registered car, driven by a Serbian national, declared for entrance into the country at the border crossing point Blace. The undeclared goods, found in the boot, were seized and a misdemeanor procedure will be initiated against the driver. At the same time, due to suspicion that the products violate intellectual property rights, a procedure will be initiated to determine their authenticity.

Drugs

The customs officers at the border crossing point Tabanovce Motorway, in cooperation with members of the Ministry of Interior, prevented an attempt for heroin and cocaine trafficking. A Macedonian registered bus traveling from Struga - Belgrade arrived at the border crossing point - exit section. During the control, conducted with the help of a police drug detection dog, in the hand luggage compartments in the passenger part of the bus, a bag was found for which none of the passenger claimed property. Inside the bag, in a pillow case, the officers found about 350 grams of brown powder substance and about 60 grams of white powder. The case was handed over to the Ministry of Interior for further processing. 

Cigarettes

- 25 boxes of Rodeo cigarettes with Macedonian excise stamps, detected by a mobile customs team, during control of a Macedonian registered bus traveling from Debar-Koper, driven by a Macedonian national, declared for exit at the border crossing point Tabanovce Motorway. The undeclared cigarettes, found in the ventilation area of the bus were seized, and a request for initiation of a misdemeanor procedure was filed against the driver.

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Avtodelovi 2,Tabanovce
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Avtomobil so bunker,mobilna
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Devizi,Bogorodica
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Heroin, kokain, Tabanovce
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