On 18th December 2020 customs inspectors from the Sector for Control and Investigation, in a joint action with the Ministry of Interior, seized about 110 kg of marijuana, thus breaking an international narcotics trafficking chain.

At BCP Novo Selo – exit from the Republic of North, around 9.00 pm they selected and searched a  freight motor vehicle and and in a specially made bunker found 102 packages of plant substance in plastic bags. Ater testing the substance, it was confirmed that it was marijuana.

Against the suspect (foreign national), the Ministry of Interior filed criminal charges for "Unauthorized production and distribution of narcotics, psychotropic substances and precursors" punishable under Article 215 paragraph 1 and paragraph 7 of the Criminal Law to the competent Public Prosecution Office in Strumica. The suspect was placed in custody for 30 days.

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