The Border Interagency Unit Office, supported by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) was officially opened today at the Skopje International Airport.

The Border Interagency Unit is comprised of qualified and well-trained customs and police officers will ensure precisely that in dealing with cases of suspicious passengers and air traffic consignments.

Deputy Prime Minister Ms. Slavica Grkovska, the Minister of Interior Mr. Oliver Spasovski, the Director General of the Customs Administration Ms. Slavica Kutirov, the Director of TAV Macedonia Mr. Metin Batak and the head of the United Nations Regional Office for Drugs and Crime, Mr. Bill Wood attended the grand opening of the Office.

Customs Director General, in her address, noted that the establishment of the Border Interagency Unit is a result of the long-lasting and dedicated cooperation between the Customs Administration and the Ministry of Interior and the Border Police. Through following risk-led procedures, this Unit will ensure detection, targeting and intercepting high-risk passengers thus supporting the national law enforcement agencies and authorities to tackle all forms of illegal trade, crime and corruptive activities. The Director General expressed gratitude for the support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - UNODC and TAV Macedonia for the successful establishment of this unit.

As a sign of good cooperation and the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Customs Administration, three trees were symbolically planted on the green corridor in front of the Airport building by the Customs Administration and the Ministry of Interior.

 

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