In the course of January the customs officers prevented illegal crossing of the state border of 4 migrants and several attempts for smuggling goods, including motorcycles, motor vehicle spare parts, clothing, women's handbags, footwear, statuettes, eyeglasses and cigarettes.

The following was impounded:

Motorcycle and vehicle parts

- 1 motorcycle and 1 automatic transmission for passenger motor vehicle, detected in two separate cases by the Mobile Customs Teams.

In the first case, during control of a Macedonian registered car, driven by a Macedonian national at the border crossing point Blace, entrance section the customs inspectors found an automatic gear box for a Volkswagen passenger motor vehicle in a box placed in the boot of the vehicle. The undeclared gear box was impounded and a request for misdemeanor proceedings will be filed against the driver.

In the second case, during traffic control of a motorcycle Suzuki GSX-R 600, driven by a Macedonian national, conducted in the Aerodrom area of Skopje, members of the Ministry of Interior determined that the driver did not have documentation proving the origin and paid import duties of the motorcycle. The motorcycle was handed over to the mobile customs teams due to suspected customs offense. A request for misdemeanor  proceedings will be filed against the driver.

- 1 used truck engine block, detected during control of a Macedonian passenger van, driven by a Macedonian national, at the border crossing point Blace, entrance section. The undeclared product, found in the passenger compartment next to the door, was impounded and misdemeanor proceedings will be initiated against the driver.

Clothing and handbags

- 284 pieces of clothing (hats and socks) and 102 women's handbags, detected during control of an Italian registered car driven by a Macedonian national at the border crossing point Bogorodica, entrance section. The undeclared products, found in a large bag and two bags placed in the boot of the vehicle, were impounded and misdemeanor proceedings will be initiated against the driver.

- 139 pieces of sportswear (shorts, T-shirts, tracksuits and hoodies), detected during control of a Macedonian registered passenger van, driven by a Macedonian national at the border crossing point Tabanovce Motorway, entrance section. The driver reported that he was carrying sports equipment packed in 23 boxes, for which he possessed a foreign export declaration. Because the vehicle was not suitable for transport of customs goods, the goods were reloaded in a suitable vehicle and a detailed inspection of the goods was conducted, when the undeclared products were found. They were impounded and appropriate action will be taken against the driver.

- 112 pieces of clothing (tops, T-shirts and hoodies), detected at Skopje International Airport, during inspection of the suitcase that belonged to a Macedonian national who landed from Dortmund. The undeclared products were impounded and misdemeanor proceedings will be initiated against the passenger.

Miscellaneous 

- 21 statuettes 24x16x33 cm, found during control of a Macedonian registered car, driven by a Macedonian national at the border crossing point Bogorodica, entrance section. The undeclared statuettes, found in cardboard boxes in the boot and behind the driver's seat, were impounded and appropriate action will be taken against the driver.

- 200 cases for sunglasses, 11 ready-made textile products, 3 pairs of boots, 6 sets of hoops, 1 motor head sealing kit and 10 motor head screws, detected by the Customs Mobile Teams, during control of a Macedonian registered truck, conducted near the Tabanovce Customs Terminal. The undeclared products were found in the driver’s cab, behind the driver's seat, and in the pallet area. They were impounded and a request for initiation of misdemeanor proceedings will be filed against the driver, a Macedonian national.

Cigarettes

- 17 cartons of LEADER, DAVIDOFF and KARELIA BLUE 100S cigarettes without excise stamps, detected during control of a Greek registered car, driven by a Greek national who arrived for entrance in the country at the border crossing point Bogorodica. The undeclared cigarettes, which, according to the driver's statement were purchased at a Duty Free Shop in the cross-border area, were found between the front and back seats, covered with a coat. They were impounded and misdemeanor proceedings will be initiated against the driver.

Migrants

The Mobile Customs Teams, in cooperation with the Border Police officers, during control of a freight train traveling from Greece to Hungary, discovered 4 illegal migrants, who, according to their statement, were Afghan nationals. The case was been handed over to the Ministry of Interior for further proceedings.

Blok od motor,Blace
Blok od motor,Blace
Cigari, Bogorodica
Cigari, Bogorodica
Menuvac, mobilna
Menuvac, mobilna
Migranti, mobilna
Migranti, mobilna
Motorcikl, mobilna
Motorcikl, mobilna
Obleka i canti,Bogorodica
Obleka i canti,Bogorodica
Obleka,Aerodrom Sk
Obleka,Aerodrom Sk
Razna stoka,mobilna
Razna stoka,mobilna
Sportska obleka, Tabanovce
Sportska obleka, Tabanovce
Statuetki, Bogorodica
Statuetki, Bogorodica
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