Over the past two weeks, the customs officers foiled several attempts for smuggling various goods, seizing cigarettes, insecticides, herbicides, automobile spare parts, tools, mopeds, apparel, glasses, cosmetics, perfumes, eau de toilette, smartphones, foreign currencies and counterfeits .

Cigarettes

- 60 cartons of Marlboro cigarettes without excise stamps detected during inspection of a Kosovo registered truck loaded with fruit and vegetables, driven by a Kosovo national, declared for entrance at the border crossing point Bogorodica. The undeclared cigarettes were found in two tool boxes fixed on the outside of the cab. The goods were temporarily seized and a misdemeanor procedure will be initiated against the driver.

- 41 cartons of cigarettes, found in three separate cases at the border crossing point Blace, during inspection of three Kosovo registered automobiles, declared for entrance in the country.

In the first case, 26 boxes of Winston cigarettes with Kosovo excise stamps were found in a suitcase that belonged to one of the passengers, placed in the boot. One carton was returned to the passenger while 25 boxes were seized.

In the second case, 10 boxes of Winston cigarettes with Macedonian and Kosovo excise stamps were found in in a suitcase that belonged to one of the passengers, placed in the boot. One carton was returned to the passenger while 9 boxes were seized.

In the third case, in a suitcase of a passenger, placed in the boot, the customs officers found 8 cartons of Ronhill and Winston cigarettes without excise stamps. One carton was returned to the passenger while 7 boxes were seized.

In all three cases, misdemeanor charges will be brought against the owners of undeclared cigarettes.

- 6 cartons of Marlboro cigarettes without excise stamps were found during inspection of a Bulgarian registered car with which two Macedonian citizens entered Macedonia through the border crossing point Medjitlija. The undeclared cigarettes found in the floor under the co-driver's seat were seized and a misdemeanor procedure will be initiated against the driver.

Plant Protection Products

- 44 kg of insecticide in granules ROVOCID and GALITION Extra (44 packs of 1 kg), 1600 ml liquid emulsion insecticide concentrate ETIOL (16 packs of 100 ml) and 490 grams of TEZIS herbicide (49 packs of 10 g ), detected by the mobile customs teams, during inspection of a Macedonian registered car, driven by a Macedonian citizen, declared for entrance in the country at the border crossing point Tabanovce Motorway. The undeclared goods, found in the boot, on the back seat, between the seats and under the co-driver's seat, were seized, and a request for initiation of a misdemeanor procedure will be filed against the passenger in the vehicle, who claimed to be the owner of the products.

Auto parts, tools and mopeds

- 93 new and used automobile spare parts and tools (air filters, water pumps, gears, ribbed belts, oil filters, fuel filters, shock absorbers, tension belt, engine oil grease spray, pneumatic guns, starter cables, grinders, chrome plates, starter, motorcycle coolers, industrial dryer, cleaning machine and sets of hand tools), found during inspection of goods originating in Switzerland, destined for a Kichevo based importer, declared for import clearance at the Customs Office Struga. The undeclared goods were seized, and an appropriate procedure will be initiated against the importer and its responsible person.

- 1 used YAMAHA NEOS moped, found during inspection of a passenger van with Slovenian license plates, driven by a Macedonian national, declared for entrance at the border crossing point Tabanovce Motorway. The undeclared moped, found in the load compartment of the vehicle, was seized and a misdemeanor procedure was initiated against the driver.

Clothing

- 100 pieces of apparel, 48 pairs of shoes and 2 sports bags, found in two separate cases, during inspection of a truck and a car, declared for entrance at the border crossing point Dojran.

In the first case, 58 pieces of clothes (jackets, hoodies, sweatshirts, sports bras and T-shirts), 48 pairs of shoes (slippers and slippers) and 2 sports backpacks were found in the toolboxes and in the luggage compartments above the upper bed and under the lower bed in the cab of a Bosnian registered truck, driven by a Bosnian national. The undeclared goods have been seized and a misdemeanor procedure will be initiated against the driver. Also, due to the fact that the products bore marks of protected brands, a procedure will be initiated to determine their authenticity.

In the second case, 42 pairs of jeans were found in the boot of a Greek registered car, driven by a Greek national. The undeclared jeans were seized and an appropriate procedure will be initiated against the driver.

- 57 pieces of women's clothes (trousers, dresses, coats and blouses), found during inspection of a Macedonian registered car, with which two Macedonian citizens were travelling and arrived for entrance at the border crossing point Bogorodica. The undeclared goods, found in three bags in the boot of the vehicle have been seized and a misdemeanor procedure will be initiated against the driver.

Glasses, cosmetics, perfumes and eau de toilette

- 2,299 different products (glasses, deodorant, razors, mascara, makeup, foundation, artificial nails, brushes, clothes, perfumes, etc.) were detected during inspection of a Macedonian registered automobile driven by a Macedonian national declared for entrance at the border crossing point Blace. The undeclared goods, found in front of the co-driver's seat, between the front and back seats and in the boot of the vehicle, were seized, and a request for initiation of a misdemeanor procedure will be filed against the driver.

- 106 eau de toilets, detected during control of a Bosnian registered truck, driven by a Bosnian national, declared for entrance at the border crossing point Bogorodica. The undeclared goods, found under the lower bed in the cab of the truck, were seized and a misdemeanor procedure will be initiated against the driver.

- 29 perfumes of 100 ml, found during the control of the luggage of a Macedonian national who arrived from Istanbul at the Skopje International Airport. The undeclared perfumes were seized, and a misdemeanor procedure will be initiated against the passenger.

Dentistry materials

- A large quantity of various dentistry materials and instruments were detected during inspection of a Macedonian registered car, driven by a Macedonian national, declared for entrance at the border crossing point Medzitlija. The undeclared goods, found in suitcases in the boots, in the spare tyre area and in the factory made cavities of the boot were seized, and an appropriate procedure will be initiated against the driver.

Smart phones

- 19 smart phones Beontel F1, found during inspection of a Macedonian registered car, driven by a Macedonian national, declared for entrance in the country at the border crossing point Bogorodica. The undeclared phones, found in a box placed on the back seats have been seized, and an appropriate procedure will be initiated against the driver.

Foreign currency

- EUR 4,200, detected by the mobile customs teams during personal search of a Macedonian national, driver of a Macedonian registered car that arrived for exit from the country at the border crossing point Tabanovce Motorway. EUR 6,200 were found in the driver's personal bag. He did not have a document to prove the origin, of the cash. EUR 2,000 were returned to him, in accordance with the regulations, as an amount that a resident can freely take out from the country. A request for initiation of a misdemeanor procedure will be filed against the perpetrator for the committed foreign currency offense.

Goods suspected of violating intellectual property rights

- 885 pairs of glasses bearing logo of protected trademarks, detected by the mobile customs teams, during control of goods originating in Italy, destined for an importer from Struga, declared for import clearance at the Customs Office Skopje 1. Due to suspicion that the goods violate intellectual property rights, they were seized and according to the regulations, a procedure will be initiated to determine their authenticity.

- 20 mobile phone masks bearing logo of protected trademarks, found at the Customs Office Airport Skopje - Section for customs clearance, during control of a parcel from China, intended for an individual from Tetovo. Due to suspicion that they infringe intellectual property rights, the products were seized and a procedure will be initiated to verify their authenticity. 

Avtodelovi,alati,Struga
Avtodelovi,alati,Struga
Cigari Medzitlija
Cigari Medzitlija
Cigari, Bogorodica
Cigari, Bogorodica
Cigari,Blace
Cigari,Blace
Devizi, mobilna
Devizi, mobilna
Farmerki, Dojran
Farmerki, Dojran
Insekticidi,mobilna
Insekticidi,mobilna
Moped, Tabanovce
Moped, Tabanovce
Obleka i obuvki,Dojran
Obleka i obuvki,Dojran
Obleka,Bogorodica
Obleka,Bogorodica
Parfemi, Aerodrom SK
Parfemi, Aerodrom SK
Razna stoka, mobilna
Razna stoka, mobilna
Smartfoni, Bogorodica
Smartfoni, Bogorodica
Stomatoloski materijali,Medzitlija
Stomatoloski materijali,Medzitlija
toaletni vodi,Bogorodica
toaletni vodi,Bogorodica
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