Tag: cocaine
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...

Macedonia 16.05.19 | 23:59

Prosecutors cover for the SDSM member of Parliament – will investigate the person who recorded him, but won’t look into his drug use

State prosecutors refused to begin an investigation into Pavle Bogoevski’s drug use today. The SDSM member of Parliament and former leader of the “Colored Revolution” went to the police to report himself, for what he claims was his attempt to purchase cannabis oil. It was a forced move...

Macedonia 16.05.19 | 16:36

SDSM officials and Colored Revolution activists are now divided on the issue of accountability after one of their own is recorded buying cocaine

The recording revealing SDSM member of Parliament and former Colored Revolution leader Pavle Bogoevski ordering cocaine, and his attempted defense where he claimed he was buying cannabis oil, divided his supporters. Some are calling for him to show the same level of accountability he requests from the...

Macedonia 15.05.19 | 21:19

Bogoevski reports himself to the police: Cocaine traces remain the longest in the hair

After the audio recordings were posted online on Tuesday, Pavel Bogoevski reported himself to the police because the author of the leaked recordings claims that the MP was ordering cocaine on the phone. Earlier today Bogoevski took to his social media account to defend himself, insisting that he was...

Macedonia 15.05.19 | 15:25

After a leaked tape scandal, SDSM member of Parliament Pavle Bogoevski claims he was purchasing cannabis oil, not cocaine

A secretly recorded conversation reveals SDSM member of Parliament Pavle Bogoevski in what appears to be him purchasing cocaine. The recording was posted online by a secretive account who already posted several compromising conversations of SDSM officials. In the latest recording, Bogoevski is discussing...

Macedonia 11.05.19 | 11:00

Cocaine gang was arrested after ringleader tried to flee the country

The Interior Ministry identified the cocaine dealers arrested yesterday as four men aged 19 to 41, from the village of Aracinovo, and the Cair and Cento areas of Skopje. They were subject to an investigation lasting three months, the police said, who were determined to deal significant quantities of...

Macedonia 10.05.19 | 14:47

MoI: Lawyers, directors, bankers and administration employees bought cocaine

A planned police operation against drug trafficking was carried out Thursday night on several locations in Skopje and on the territory of Macedonia. Drugs, money, weapons and other objects were found, three people were arrested, and one is wanted. Criminal charges will be brought against them. The Interior...

Macedonia 25.03.19 | 12:55

Two drug dealers arrested in Skopje, cocaine and marijuana seized

A 20 year old man from the village of Aracinovo near Skopje was arrested with 130 grams of cocaine. The dealer also possessed a digital weighing machine and police seized several thousand euros. Following the police report, the man was charged with possession and dealing with drugs. In another drug...

World 06.02.19 | 16:16

615 kg of cocaine found in banana shipment

Turkish police seized 615 kilograms of cocaine in an operation in the southern province of Mersin, local prosecutors said Tuesday in a statement, Anadolu Agency reported. In a joint operation with security forces from the southern province of Hatay, Mersin anti-drug teams searched a container at the...

World 15.01.19 | 12:13

Two tonnes of cocaine seized in Latvia’s biggest-ever drug bust

Authorities in Latvia have confiscated two tons of cocaine with a street value of a billion euros ($1.15 billion), the largest seizure ever in the Baltic country. Criminal Police Chief Andrejs Grisins told the Baltic News Agency that the drug, which originated from Ecuador, was hidden in 42 cardboard...

World 10.01.19 | 10:40

Bosnian associated with the group “America” caught with 1.5 tons of cocaine

Police in Peru have confiscated 1.5 tons of cocaine and arrested members of a criminal group, Banja Luka-based Nezavisne Novine is reporting. Among those arrested is a citizen of Bosnia-Herzegovina who is considered to be one of the most important members of the gang, the daily said, citing South American...