Over the past three weeks, the customs officers detected several attempts for smuggling of various goods, seizing foreign cash, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, a passenger vehicle, semi-trailer, sanitary products and balloons.

Foreign cash

- 11,250 Euros, detected at the Skopje International Airport during inspection of the luggage and personal search of a Macedonian national who was to fly to Warsaw. In an envelope, found in the passenger's bag, the customs officers found 13,250 euros for which he did not have a document concerning the origin of the money. Pursuant the regulations, 2,000 Euros were returned to the passenger, an amount that a resident can freely take out from the country, and a misdemeanor procedure will be initiated for the committed foreign currency offense.

Pharmaceuticals

- 2,950 Tagretol of 200 mg and Trileptal 600 mg pills, detected during control of a Macedonian registered car, driven by a Macedonian national, declared for entrance in the country at the border crossing point Bogorodica. The undeclared drugs,which are subject to special import licenses, were found in 3 bags placed under the driver's and co-driver's seat of the vehicle. They were seized, and an appropriate procedure will be initiated against the driver.

Vehicles

- 1 passenger vehicle PEUGEOT 206 with Swiss license plates stopped in an attempt to leave the country at the border crossing point Jazince. The driver, a Macedonian national who did not have Swiss documents, stated that the owner of the vehicle is outside the customs area of the Republic of North Macedonia. With such a procedure, the driver committed a customs offense, and therefore a misdemeanor procedure will be initiated against him.

- 1 cargo semi-trailer with a specially designed place for concealment (bunker), detected during control of a Macedonian truck, driven by a Macedonian citizen, declared for entrance in the country at the border crossing point Bogorodica. The bunker was discovered in the floor along the entire length of the trailer. According to the law, the trailer was seized, and an appropriate procedure will be initiated against the driver.

Bathroom products, laminate and balloons

- 4,500 helium balloons, found during control of a Serbian registered car, driven by a Serbian national, declared for entrance at the border crossing point Bogorodica. The undeclared balloons, found under the seats and in the luggage compartment of the vehicle, were seized, and a request was filed against the driver for initiation of misdemeanor procedure.

- larger quantity of jacuzzi tubs, shower glass boards, lids for toilet lids and laminate floor trims and foils, found during control of goods originating in Turkey, destined for an importer from Struga, declared for import clearance at the Customs Office Struga. The undeclared goods, not covered by the customs documents, were seized, and an appropriate procedure will be initiated against the importer.

Cosmetics

- 690 pieces of cosmetics (creams, tonics, powder and face regenerators, hand creams, shaving balms, lipsticks and mascaras) and 440 perfume testers, detected during inspection of a Bulgarian truck, driven by a Macedonian national, declared for entrance in the country at the border crossing point Novo Selo. The undeclared goods, found in the driver’s cab behind the co-driver's seat, have been seized, and an appropriate procedure will be initiated against the driver.

Baloni, Bogorodica
Baloni, Bogorodica
Devizi, Aerodrom SK
Devizi, Aerodrom SK
Kozmetika, Novo Selo
Kozmetika, Novo Selo
Lekovi,Bogorodica
Lekovi,Bogorodica
Poluprikolka so bunker, Bogorodica
Poluprikolka so bunker, Bogorodica
Sanitarii, Struga
Sanitarii, Struga
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