On 23rd March  2021, the Investigation Department of the Customs Administration filed criminal charges to the Basic Public Prosecutor's Office in Kumanovo against a legal entity based in Kriva Palanka suspected of committing "Excise Duty Evasion" punishable under Article 279-b of the Criminal Code. 

On five occasions, the company from Kriva Palanka imported a total of 56,799 kg raw tobacco, and instead of processing it,  later illegally released it on the market on the excise territory, without payment of excise duties in total amount of 102,238,200 denars.