Over the past four weeks, the customs officers have prevented several attempts for smuggling of various goods, including clothing, decorations, surgical materials, eye glasses, eye lenses, olive oil, supplements, perfumes, hydraulic oil, used bicycles and scooters, hookah aroma and counterfeits.

The following was seized:

Clothing and decorations

- 366 pieces of clothing, 25 perfumes, 25 phone chargers and 2,000 chains and pendants, detected in two separate cases by the Mobile Customs Teams.

In the first case, a Macedonian car with two Macedonian citizens was stopped on the road Gradsko - Negotino. The vehicle was taken to the Customs Office Veles, where the customs officers found 366 pieces of clothing (women's tights, men's shirts, women's blouses, leggings, and women and men underwear), 25 perfumes (BULGARI Rose Goldea 90ml, BOSS Sour 75ml, BOSS Sour 75ml 100ml, 818 VIP Rose 100ml, YSL Black Opium 85ml, POLO 100ml, BOSS The Scent 100ml, Euphonic 100ml and others) and 25 mobile phone chargers. The driver did not have documents to prove the origin of the goods and that import duties were paid. The products were impounded and a request for misdemeanor proceedings will be filed against the driver.

In the second case, during control of a Macedonian registered truck, driven by a Macedonian citizen at the border crossing point Tabanovce Motorway entrance section, the customs officers found 2,000 chains and pendants (knitted chains and chains) icons, plastic and metal key rings with icons, plastic rings and metal crosses). The undeclared products were impounded and offense charges will be brought against the driver.

- 185 pieces of clothing (dresses, blouses, suits, hoodies, skirts, tracksuits, jackets, waistcoats and jackets) detected in three separate cases at the border crossing point Bogorodica.

In the first case, during control of a Greek registered car, driven by a Greek national, declared for entrance in the country, 111 pieces of clothing (dresses, blouses, sets, fur coats, vests and jackets) were found in three nylon bags placed in the boot. The undeclared products have been impounded and appropriate action will be taken against the driver.

In the second case, during control of a Macedonian registered car with two Macedonian nationals who arrived for entrance in the country, in two bags and two suitcases placed in front of the front passenger seat and in the boot of the vehicle, the customs officers found 49 pieces of clothing (men's tops and tracksuits). The undeclared products were impounded and an appropriate procedure will be initiated against the co-driver who claimed to be the owner of the products. In addition, due to suspicions that the products violate intellectual property rights, a notification was sent to the Customs Administration's Unit for Non-Tariff Measures for further proceedings.

In the third case, during control of a Serbian registered car, declared for entrance in the country with which two Serbian citizens were travelling, in 6 bags and one suitcase placed under and behind the driver's seat, in front of the driver's seat, in the back seat and in the boot of the vehicle, the customs officers  found 10 fur coats, 10 fur vests and 5 leather jackets. The undeclared products were impounded and appropriate action will be taken against the driver who claimed to be the owner of the products.

Medical materials and instruments

- 819 pieces of surgical materials and instruments (catheters, threaded needles, aortic canals, thoracic fixation wires, venous cannulas, surgical scissors, vascular grafts, laryngoscopes, etc.), detected during X-ray control of the luggage of Macedonian national who arrived from Istanbul at the Skopje International Airport. The undeclared goods were impounded and appropriate action will be taken against the passenger.

- 68 diopter glasses, Gross Optic and Zeiss SV brands, and 30 pieces of Bausch + Lomb Pure Vision and Bausch + Lomb Soflens eye lenses, detected by the Mobile Customs Teams during control of a Serbian registered bus traveling from Nish to Skopje, driven by a Serbian national, declared at the border crossing point Tabanovce Motorway, entrance section. The undeclared goods, found in the personal luggage of the second driver, also a Serbian national, were impounded and a request for initiation of an misdemeanor procedure would be submitted against the owner.

Olive oil and supplements

- 560 liters of olive oil (35 metallic bins), detected during control of a Czech registered passenger van, driven by a Czech citizen at the border crossing point Bogorodica, entrance section. The undeclared goods, found in the boot in front of the back seats, covered with covers, were impounded and appropriate action will be taken against the driver.

- 5 liters, 4kg and 3,540 capsules of Gold Touch athletic capsules, detected by the Mobile Customs Teams, during control of a Macedonian registered car, driven by a Macedonian citizen at the border crossing point Dojran, entrance section. The undeclared products, found in plastic bags, placed on the back seat of the vehicle, were impounded and a request for initiation of misdemeanor proceedings will be lodged against the driver.

Hookah aroma

- 149 bottles of 60ml - Healthy Hookah aroma, detected at Skopje International Airport, during control of the suitcase of a a Canadian national who arrived from Dubai. The undeclared products were impounded and misdemeanor proceedings will be initiated against the passenger.

Hydraulic oil, bicycles and trotters

- 208 liters of "Petronas hidraulic 68" hydraulic oil in a metal barrel, detected by the Mobile Customs Teams, during control of an Albanian registered passenger van, driven by an Albanian citizen at the border crossing point Kjafasan, entrance section. The undeclared oil barrel, found on the back seats that had been lowered and covered by a tracksuit, was impoundeddetained and a request for misdemeanor proceedings will be filed against the driver.

- 27 second-hand bicycles and 3 used children's scooters, found during control of goods with Swiss origin destined for a Skopje based importer from Skopje, declared for import customs clearance at the Customs Office Skopje 4. The undeclared goods were impounded and misdemeanor proceedings will be brought against the importer.

Goods suspected of infringing intellectual property rights

- 79 bags bearing logos of protected trademarks, found during control of a shipment from Hong Kong destined for a Skopje based importer, declared for import clearance at the Customs Office Airport Skopje - Section for Customs Clearance. Due to suspicions that the products violate intellectual property rights, they have been impounded and a legal procedure will be initiated to establish their authenticity.

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Bundi i jakni, Bogorodica
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Hidraulicno maslo, mobilna
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Hirurski materijali, Aerodrom SK
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Maslinovo maslo,Bogorodica
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Obleka2, Bogorodica
Obleka, Bogorodica
Obleka, Bogorodica
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Obleka, parfemi, mobilna
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Singircinja i privrzoci, mobilna
Stakla, leki,mobilna
Stakla, leki,mobilna
Suplementi, mobilna
Suplementi, mobilna
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Velosipedi i trotineti, Skopje4
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