Tag: cocaine
Macedonia 26.11.21 | 17:29

Ohrid couple arrested for selling cocaine

Ohrid police arrested a married couple who were selling cocaine. The husband and wife team, who are in their 40ies, procured the drugs in July and prepackaged it in 1 gram doses, which they sold for between 4,000 and 5,000 denars each (65 to 80 EUR). They were caught in their vehicle, with drugs and...

Macedonia 21.06.21 | 21:17

Truck driver from Prilep caught with 324 kilos of cocaine in Albania pleads innocence

Macedonian citizen Nazif Ajrovski, who was caught in Albania with 324 kilograms of cocaine, told the court that he has no idea how the drugs got in his truck. Ajrovski, a 40 year old truck driver from Debreste near Prilep, was detained in the port city of Duress, while trying to board a ferry for Italy. The...

Macedonia 18.06.21 | 18:48

Albania: 300 kilos of cocaine seized on a Macedonian truck bound for Italy

Albanian police found 300 kilograms of cocaine on a truck with Macedonian license plates in the port city of Durres, where it was set to board a ferry for Italy. The drugs were hidden in the cargo of branded fashion goods. A 40 year old Macedonian citizen was driving the truck. He is detaiend and is...

Macedonia 15.06.21 | 14:56

Cocaine trafficking actress Silvija Stojanovska sentenced to 3.5 years in prison

Actress Silvija Stojanovska was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison, and her partner Voislav Budisavljevic – to seven years, for organizing a major cocaine shipment from Latin America to the United Kingdom. Actress Silvija Stojanovska and her partner officially charged with transporting 700 kilos...

Macedonia 22.01.21 | 09:25

Police raids drug dealers near Skopje

Police units conducted a raid against a suspected group of drug smugglers in Vizbegovo, a northern part of the capital Skopje, yesterday evening. Initial media reports were that the raid is conducted against cocaine smugglers. It was later reported that the police seized 50 kilograms of marijuana that...

Macedonia 25.10.20 | 14:43

Cocaine dealer arrested in Kicevo

Police officers seized 100 grams of cocaine from a drug dealer in Kicevo yesterday evening. The 38 year old man threw a small ball from his car once he was intercepted by the police. After the arrest, his home was raided and the officers found 100 grams cocaine, a kilogram of additives commonly used...

Macedonia 21.08.20 | 17:06

Skopje ZOO director denies allegations that he pressured the police to cover up his cocaine arrest

Georgi Galetanovski – Chombe, an SDSM party official who is the director of the Skopje ZOO, announced he will press charges against a VMRO-DPMNE official who accused him of being involved in a recent cocaine bust of one of his colleagues. Struga police arrested Senad Smailovic, the director of...

Macedonia 21.08.20 | 16:59

Actress Silvija Stojanovska pleads not guilty to the charge that she helped organize a submarine transport of 700 kilos of cocaine to the UK

Actress Silvija Stojanovska and her partner Voislav Budisavljevic plead not guilty in the biggest cocaine transport trial in Macedonia in a decade. They are charged with organizing the transport of 700 kilograms of Colombian cocaine to the United Kingdom using a submarine that was intercepted off the...

Macedonia 17.08.20 | 18:25

Skopje Mayor Silegov forced to remove his powerful roads authority chief after he was arrested with cocaine

Senad Smailovic, the head of the important roads utility company in the city of Skopje was removed from his position today after being arrested with cocaine. Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov dismissed Smailovic shortly after the news broke. The arrest was made on Saturday evening in Struga. The police found...

Macedonia 12.06.20 | 19:43

Actress Silvija Stojanovska and her partner officially charged with transporting 700 kilos of Colombian cocaine

Almost a year after a submarine loaded with nearly 700 tons of cocaine was seized off the coast of Spain, Macedonian state prosecutors announced they have finalized charges against actress Silvija Stojanovska and her partner Vojislav Budisavljevic. Budisavljevic is believed to be one of the main organizers...

Macedonia 03.03.20 | 20:17

Daughter of actress charged with smuggling tons of cocaine says the case was overblown

Jana Stojanovska, the daugher of actress and suspected major cocaine smuggler Silvija Stojanovska, said that her mother is living comfortably at her home and is taking care of her newborn son. Silvija Stojanovska, the widow of famous actor Nenad Stojanovski, is charged for her role in the huge shipment...

Macedonia 24.02.20 | 14:54

Interior Minister Culev confirms there’s an investigation into the ties between top police brass and drug cartels

Interim Interior Minister Nake Culev confirmed that internal review units are working to determine whether police officials were involved in drug running. Culev’s statement comes after two major drug busts – the involvement of Macedonian citizens in the huge transport of cocaine to the United...

Macedonia 20.02.20 | 12:49

Krusopek cocaine found in bananas imported by “Baneks” company

The police found a kilogram of cocaine in a shipment of bananas, coming from Mexico through Albania to Macedonia, which was part of a larger shipment of 1.3 tonnes of cocaine. The importer of the bananas was the Krusopek-based “Baneks” company importing fruits and vegetables. The Montenegrin...

Macedonia 19.02.20 | 22:24

Police seized one kilogram of cocaine near Skopje – believed to be part or a much larger shipment

The Interior Ministry today clarified that the cocaine seizure in the village of Krusopek near Skopje was just a small portion – one kilogram – believed be a part of a large shipment amounting to 1.3 tons that is being followed by several police services. Police sources denied earlier reports...

Macedonia 19.02.20 | 18:50

Culev on the major cocaine bust: The leadership of the Interior Ministry is no longer working with the criminals

Interior Minister Nake Culev said that the raid in which cocaine was seized in a village near Skopje marks the “end of the time when the leadership of the Interior Ministry was collaborating and was supporting the criminal structures in our country”. Culev shared the message through his social...

Macedonia 06.02.20 | 10:22

Ten more days of house arrest for actress involved in the huge cocaine shipment intercepted off the coast of Spain

A Skopje judge ordered actress and political activist Silvija Stojanovska to remain in house arrest for 10 more days, following charges that she was involved in organizing a major transport of cocaine to the United Kingdom. The shocking arrest came in December, when it was revealed that her partner Voislav...

Macedonia 16.01.20 | 16:53

Actress Silvija Stojanovska, charged with helping a huge cocaine submarine transport to the UK, ordered to remain in house arrest

The Skopje court extended the house arrest order against actress Silvija Stojanovska, who is charged with a huge transport of cocaine from Columbia to the United Kingdom, using a submarine. Stojanovska was arrested almost a month ago and ordered into house arrest, while her partner Voislav Budisavlevic...

Macedonia 02.01.20 | 16:52

Cocaine has never been cheaper in Skopje, the capital has become a hotbed of dealers

The state’s capital is flooded with cocaine, making its price on the street market never lower, police sources told “NetPress”. According to the sources, along with the huge amount of cocaine throughout Skopje, the network of dealers “on a small scale” is expanding. And...

Macedonia 27.12.19 | 10:43

Macedonian drug gang was selling heroin and cocaine in Austria and Serbia

A group Macedonian citizens were responsible for organizing the heroin and cocaine transports that were seized over the past month in several raids. One of the drug seizures occurred in Austria in late November, where two Macedonian citizens were caught transporting five kilograms of very potent heroin...

Macedonia 24.12.19 | 12:11

MoI gives details on the drug bust that seized 700 kg of cocaine, in which actress Stojanovska is involved

The Interior Ministry has released details and a video of the mass crackdown on 700kg of cocaine, in which Macedonian actress Silvija Stojanovska and her husband were arrested. MoI says Stojanovska is part of a cocaine smuggling group from Colombia to Spain, whose leader and organizer was her husband...

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