Over the past two weeks, the customs officers foiled three attempts for illegal withdrawals transfer of cash from the country, one attempt for smuggling of gold objects, one attempt for import of counterfeits and one attempt for trafficking migrants.

The following was seized:

Cash:

- 25,000 Euros, discovered by a mobile customs team, during control of a Serbian registered car and a personal search of two Serbian nationals who arrived at the border crossing point Bogorodica – exit section. The two passengers had 10,000 Euros each, while in the first aid kit, which was placed in the boot of the vehicle, the customs officers found 25,000 Euros more, which the driver later claimed to be his. According to the regulations, 10,000 euros were returned to each passengers, an amount that a non-resident can freely take out of the country, and a request for initiation of a misdemeanor procedure has been filed against the driver.

- 20,000 euros, found in two separate cases at the Bogorodica border crossing.

In the first case, during personal search of a Greek national, driving a Greek registered car, arrived for exit from the country, the customs officers found 20,000 Euros in his trouser pockets. According to the regulations, 10,000 euros were returned to the passenger, an amount that a non-resident can freely take out of the country, and 10,000 euros were seized.

In the second case, two Bosnian citizens, who entered the country in a Bosnian registered car, declared that they were carrying 20,000 Euros, but during the personal search of the driver, the customs officers found 20,000 Euros and 10,000 Euros with the  the driver's wife. 

According to the regulations, 10,000 euros were returned to each passenger, an amount that a non-resident can freely take out of the country, and 10,000 Euros were temporarily withheld.

In both cases, requests for initiation of misdemeanor procedures have been filed against the drivers. 

Gold coins and jewelry

- 56 gold coins and 5 pieces of gold jewellery, weighing 429 grams, detected by a mobile customs team, during control of a Macedonian registered car with which two spouses, Macedonian citizens, who arrived for exit from the country at the border crossing point Blace. The undeclared gold coins and gold jewelry were found in a sewed sock, placed in a kit, and in aluminum foil, placed in a wallet, found in the passenger's purse. They were seized, and the case has been handed over to the Investigation Department of the Customs Administration for further proceedings.

Excavator spare parts

- 1 second hand cooler for excavator, detected during control of goods originating from Albania, declared for import customs clearance at the Customs Office Struga. The undeclared cooler, which was not included in the customs declaration, was seized and an appropriate procedure will be initiated against the importer.

Goods suspected of infringing intellectual property rights

- 336 plastic caps and 149 plastic stickers for rims with the logo of protected trademarks, found at the Customs Office Skopje Airport - section for customs clearance of goods, during control of an express consignment from Hong Kong, destined for an individual from Skopje. Due to suspicions that the products violate intellectual property rights, they were temporarily detained, and in accordance with the legal provisions, a procedure will be initiated to determine their authenticity.

Migrants

At the customs office Skopje 3, a driver of an Iranian registered truck parked at the terminal reported that he had heard human voices from a trailer calling for help. A mobile customs team on duty was notified who took control of the trailer, discovering 6 illegal migrants. According to their statements, five people were citizens of Bangladesh and one was a Pakistan national.

The migrants were handed over to the Ministryof Interior for further proceedings.

 

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