Over the past four weeks, the customs officers foiled two attempts for drugs traficking, a vehicle with a bunker for smuggling and several attempts for smuggling different goods, including robotic lawnmowers, chemical preparations, clothing, handbags, fresh seafood and cosmetics.

The customs officers from the border crossing point Bogorodica prevented for drugs trafficking.

The evening on 10th August 2019, a German registered car, driven by a Turkish citizen accompanied by two other passengers arrived for entry in the country. During a search of the vehicle, the customs officers found a bag of unknown dust among personal hygiene items in a backpack. During the personal search of the driver, a vacuum bag with unknown grass substance was found in his jacket pocket, while in a wet wipes pack the customs officers found white powder wrapped in a yellow bag. The tests and weighing showed that the substances were marijuana weighing 24 grams, cocaine weighing 0.5 grams and amphetamine weighing 17 grams. A detailed inspection of the vehicle with a police dog was also carried out, but no further irregularities were detected.

On 3rd September .2019, a Macedonian national, driving a Macedonian registered passenger motor vehicle arrived at the border crossing point St. Naum, entrance section. During the inspection, inside the vehicle, the customs officer found an unknown solid substance, wrapped in transparent nylon. Due to suspicion of the nature of the substance, the customs officer called another officer with a customs dog who was present at the border crossing point at that time and jointly proceeded with the inspection. The dog reacted to the substance, so the officers did a drug test that showed it contained amphetamines. Further laboratory tests showed that the substance is a 144 g cocaine with high purity.

The person was arrested and appropriate proceedings have been initiated against him.

Besides the above-mentioned, the following was seized:

Vehicles with bunkers  for smuggling and lawn mowers

- 1 car with a bunker for smuggling, 1 bus with a bunker for smuggling and 1 robotic lawnmower, detected in three separate cases by the Mobile Customs Teams.

In the first case, during control of an Italian registered car, driven by an Albanian national at the Blace border crossing entrance section, a specially prepared bunker for smuggling of goods was found in the boot area under the spare tire.

In the second case, during a control of a Turkish bus traveling from Gostivar-Istanbul, driven by a Turkish citizen, declared at the border crossing point Bogorodica, exit section, an empty specially designed bunker was also found in the area behind the rear wheel.

In both cases, pursuant the law, the car and the bus were seized, and misdemeanor charges have been filed against the drivers.

In the third case, during a control of a Swiss registered car driven by a Macedonian national, declared for entrance in the country at the border crossing point Tabanovce Motorway, the customs officers found 1 robotic lawnmower on the back seat of the vehicle. The undeclared lawnmower was seized and misdemeanor charges have been filed against the driver.

Chemical preparations

- 7 kg of fungicide NEOTIL M72, 4400 ml and 2 kg of insecticides from the brands SPINTOR, MALAMALA, DENAEK and SAMAND, 2 liters of WETCIT liquid fertilizer and 2 liters of CANMEC acaricide, found during control of a Bulgarian registered car, driven by a Macedonian national who arrived for entrance in the country at the border crossing point Novo Selo. The undeclared products, which require permits from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy, were found in factory gaps under the spare tire and in the rear wings of the vehicle. They have been seized and appropriate action will be taken against the driver.

Clothing and Fashion Accessories

- 20 dresses, detected by the Customs Mobile Teams, during control of a Macedonian registered car, driven by a Macedonian citizen at the border crossing point Bogorodica, entrance section. The undeclared dresses, found in bags placed under the co-driver's seat and in the boot, were impounded and a request for an offense will be lodged against the driver.

- 70 female handbags, detected during control of a Greek registered car driven by a Greek citizen at the border crossing point Bogorodica, entrance section. The undeclared bags, found under the passenger seat and in three suitcases placed in the boot of the vehicle, were seized and appropriate action will be taken against the driver.

Seafood

- 69kg of fresh chilled seafood (octopuses, shrimps and squid), found during a control of a Macedonian registered car driven by a Macedonian national at the border crossing point Bogorodica, entrance section. The undeclared products, found in 10 polystyrene boxes, placed in the boot of the vehicle, were seized and appropriate action will be taken against the driver.

Cosmetic products

- 274 different cosmetic products (artificial eyelashes, eyelash glue, lotion and creams), detected during control of a Macedonian registered car driven by a Macedonian citizen at the border crossing point Jazince, entrance section. The undeclared products, found in passenger bags placed in the boot of the vehicle, were impounded and offense proceedings will be initiated against the driver.

Migrants

8 illegal migrants were detected by the Mobile Customs Teams, in a Macedonian registered car, near the junction of the village Kosturnik, on the road Kumanovo - Tabanovce. On 30th August 2019, at around 2:00 am, a car was noticed that was overcrowded and was moving slowly along the highway from Kumanovo - Tabanovce. During the attempt to intercept the vehicle, the driver and three other passengers people left the vehicle and fled in the direction of Kumanovo, while 8 illegal migrants were found in the car. According to their statements, two were Iraqi nationals and the other were Pakistani.

The migrants were handed over to police officers from the Kumanovo SIA for further action.

 

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