Several Police and Customs Officers Detained in Police Action

In the large police operation that has been carried out since the morning, the police detained ten people from Kumanovo, Skopje and Tetovo, including police and customs officers. Nine people are suspected of committing the crime of smuggling, three of them for unauthorized trade in precursors, and cocaine was found and confiscated from one of them. During November 2021, four of them, including two police officers, twice participated in an unauthorized transfer for the sale of precursors, from the Customs Office at Skopje International Airport to the green belt near the state border between the country and Kosovo. The suspected customs officers acted contrary to their official competencies and did not perform proper control of the goods in accordance with the declared. The Criminal Court later announced that eight suspects had been remanded in custody for 30 days and one of them for eight days.