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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Today, 14th December 2020, the Economic Chamber of Macedonia organized a press conference at the border crossing point on the "Priority Steps" to stimulate economic activity and export growth aimed at further promotion of the working material under the motto "For a stronger Macedonian economy in the post-covid 19 period".

Today, 09th December 2020, the Steering Committee of the Project for development and implementation of the new National Single Window System (National Single Window - NSW) held a kick –off meeting via video conference. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Mr. Fatmir Bitiqi, together with the Director General of the Customs Administration, Mr. Gjoko Tanasoski. Directors of all the institutions responsible for cross-border movement of goods, as well as representatives of the business sector also joined them in the steering committee.

Over the past three weeks, the customs officers detected several attempts for smuggling goods, seizing cigarettes, hookah tobacco, clothes, technical products, cosmetics and counterfeits.

The 20th meeting of the Subcommittee on Customs and Rules of Origin is under way, which as a structural unit of CEFTA (Central European Free Trade Agreement) seeks to ensure simplification and acceleration of customs procedures.