Tag: cocaine
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...

Macedonia 21.12.19 | 12:26

Silvija Stojanovska was not involved in the cocaine submarine transport, her daughter claims

Jana Stojanovska, daughter of actress Silvija Stojanvoska who is now charged with assisting the shipment of three tons of cocaine destined for the UK, insists that her mother is innocent, but that she can’t say the same about her partner. The mastermind of the cocaine shipment, which was found...

Macedonia 20.12.19 | 19:35

Actress Sivlija Stojanovska reportedly did logistics for the huge cocaine submarine transport seized near Spain

More details are surfacing in the shocking news that Macedonian actress Silvija Stojanovska, widow of beloved actor Nenad Stojanovski and mother of their also actor daughters Ana and Jana, was charged with helping smuggle a huge quantity of cocaine into Europe. It’s still not clear what precise...

Macedonia 07.12.19 | 13:01

Three smugglers caught trying to bring a kilo of cocaine from Switzerland to Macedonia

A group of three men were arrested yesterday while transporting nearly a kilogram of cocaine from Switzerland to Macedonia. One of the smugglers lives in Switzerland where he procured 900 grams of cocaine, packed them in the spare tire of his car and headed toward Macedonia. After his communication with...

World 13.11.19 | 19:08

Ton of cocaine washed ashore in France

In the one month since mid-October, when the first small and strange, black packages appeared on the Atlantic coast of France, more than a tonne of cocaine has been washed ashore. Authorities have launched an investigation to find out where the huge amount of particularly pure cocaine (83 per cent purity)...

Macedonia 03.08.19 | 15:35

Police seize cocaine and marijuana during several checks at the Tetovo – Gostivar highway

Gostivar police conducted drug controls on the Tetovo – Gostivar highway on Thursday and Friday evening, and arrested eight people carrying cocaine and marijuana. Two men from the village of Gradec near Gostivar were caught carrying cocaine in their vehicle on Thursday. On Friday, the police conducted...

Macedonia 20.07.19 | 18:41

Retired UBK agent caught transporting cocaine and marijuana with his son near Ohrid

A retired employee of the UBK state security agency and his 31 year old son were arrested as they were smuggling 50 kilograms of marijuana and 50 grams of cocaine near Ohrid. The two men from Struga were hiding the drugs in the trunk of their car, which was stopped on the road between Ohrid and the monastery...

Macedonia 30.05.19 | 11:04

Pavle Bogoevski says he can’t prove the drug he was purchasing was cannabis oil

SDSM member of Parliament Pavle Bogoevski said that he can’t prove the illegal substance he was recorded buying from his dealer is cannabis oil. It is widely assumed that Bogoevski was buying cocaine, given the price, quantity and “preparation method” being discussed in the recording....

Macedonia 22.05.19 | 13:36

While Zaev protects him from drug charges, Bogoevski should be held responsible for tax evasion as well

With state prosecutors adamant that they won’t prosecute SDSM member of Parliament Pavle Bogoevski over his drug use, the Expres news site called out the Internal revenue service (UJP) to look into the tax evasion aspect of the scandal. Bogoevski was recorded while speaking to his dealer on the...

Macedonia 18.05.19 | 00:00

Interior Minister Spasovski says the police will investigate Bogoevski’s cocaine purchase, eventually

Even as state prosecutors wash their hands off of the revelation that powerful SDSM member of Parliament and leader of the “Colored Revolution” Pavle Bogoevski has recently purchased cocaine, Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski said that the police will eventually get to investigate the case. It...

Macedonia 17.05.19 | 18:33

Xhaferi wants to protect the members of Parliament from mandatory drug tests

Talat Xhaferi dismissed the growing calls to have members of the Macedonian Parliament tested for drugs use. The calls are growing after one of the top SDSM members of Parliament Pavle Bogoevski was secretly recorded ordering what appears to have been cocaine from his dealer. According to the law, there...

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