Over the past two weeks, the customs officers found nine illegal migrants and foiled several attempts for smuggling, seizing foreign cash, teeth and face care products, homemade brandy, scented hookah tobacco, cigarettes and car parts.

The following were seized:

Foreign cash and dental and face care products

- 15,000 euros, 328 dental care products (whitening kits, brushes, gels and powders) and 7 face care products (masks and skin tanning products), detected by the mobile customs teams, during control of German registered car with which two German nationals arrived for entry in country, at the border crossing Tabanovce Motorway. The dental and face care products were found in the boot and on the back seats of the vehicle. The driver and co-driver claimed that the money belonged to both of them. Pursuant the law, 10,000 euros were returned to each passenger, an amount that can be freely brought into the country, while the undeclared products and 15,000 euros were seized. Requests for misdemeanor proceedings have been filed against the passengers.

 Rakia, tobacco and cigarettes

- 480 liters of homemade rakia brandy and 40 liters of homemade mastika (ouzo) found by police officers from SIA Veles, during control of a Macedonian passenger van driven by a Macedonian national. The found rakia was handed over to the mobile customs teams for further procedure. Due to the fact that the person is not registered as a farmer-small producer of alcoholic beverages, the brandy was impounded and a request for initiation of a misdemeanor procedure will be filed against him.

- 100 kilograms of flavored hookah tobacco (100 packs of 1 kilogram), found during control of a Macedonian registered car driven by a Macedonian national, declared for entry at the border crossing point Kjafasan - entrance section. Some of the packages of tobacco were found in the trunk, near the spare tire compartment, covered with clothes, and some in dog food bags placed under the driver and in front of the passenger seat and covered with clothes. The undeclared tobacco was impounded and an appropriate procedure will be initiated against the driver.

Ракија, тутун и цигари

- 43 boxes of cigarettes with Kosovo excise stamps, found at Skopje International Airport in cooperation with the security service of TAV, during control of the checked-in luggage of a Swedish citizen of Kosovo origin, who intended to fly to Gothenburg. The undeclared cigarettes were impounded and a misdemeanor procedure will be initiated against the passenger.

- 20 boxes of PS and Davidoff cigarettes without excise stamps, found during control of an empty Macedonian registered truck driven by a Macedonian national at the border crossing point Bogorodica - entrance section. The undeclared cigarettes, found in bags placed on the upper bed and in the drawer under the lower bed in the cab of the truck, were impounded and a misdemeanor procedure will be initiated against the driver.

Car parts and cigarettes

- 11 automobile spare parts and 2 boxes of Muratti cigarettes, found during control of a Macedonian registered truck, driven by a Macedonian national, declared for entrance at the border crossing point Bogorodica. The undeclared goods, found on the lower bed in the cab of the truck, have been impounded, and an appropriate procedure will be initiated against the driver.

Migrants

Mobile customs teams found 9 illegal migrants in a Bosnian registered truck parked in a public customs warehouse in Skopje. The mobile customs teams were notified after the driver of the truck, a Bosnian national, reported to the warehouse that he had heard calls for help coming from inside the trailer. During the control of the trailer, 9 people were found inside, out of which, according to their statements, four were Afghan, four Syrian and one was Iranian national. They were handed over to the Ministry of Interior for further proceedings.

Avtodelovi i cigari, Bogorodica
Avtodelovi i cigari, Bogorodica
Cigari, Aerodrom SK
Cigari, Aerodrom SK
Cigari, Bogorodica
Cigari, Bogorodica
Devizi, mobilna
Devizi, mobilna
Migranti, mobilna
Migranti, mobilna
Rakija, mobilna
Rakija, mobilna
Sredstva za nega na zabi,mobilna
Sredstva za nega na zabi,mobilna
Tutun za nargile, Kjafasan
Tutun za nargile, Kjafasan
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