Tag: customs
Macedonia 30.07.19 | 13:27

Two customs officers arrested over a 70 EUR bribe

Two customs officers from Kumanovo were detained after they tried to get a bribe of 70 EUR from a German citizen. The officers wouldn’t allow the man driving a pickup truck from entering Macedonia from Serbia at the Kumanovo border crossing until he paid the required sum. After paying, the man...

Macedonia 17.07.19 | 15:53

Zaev removes Skopje Customs director who let Boki 13 off the hook when he was caught smuggling designer shoes

Among those replaced in Zoran Zaev’s latest purge of public officials is Zlatko Kofilovski, the head of the Skopje Customs Office. Kofilovski was in the news in the spring of 2018, when it was reported that he stopped a customs procedure against Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13, who was caught...

Macedonia 15.05.19 | 14:51

Zaev’s adviser Zecevik plans to land his brother as head of the lucrative Customs Office

As Zaev prepares to purge his corrupt ministers and high level officials, Republika has learnt that one of those who will be removed is Gjoto Tanasoski, head of the Customs Office. SDSM officials have allegedly soured on Tanasoski over the circle of people he has surrounded himself with, but another...

Economy 21.02.19 | 22:48

Macedonian customs doesn’t allow a shipment to be picked up because it is wasn’t addressed to North Macedonia?!

A shipment sent from Germany to the Republic of Macedonia could not be picked up from customs because “North” was missing in the name of the state. Actress Kamka Tocinovski informed on Facebook about the problem that happened at the Macedonian customs. A package from Germany with the address...

Macedonia 05.02.19 | 21:59

What overstaffed bureaucracy?: Customs Office is hiring people left and right

The Customs Office has been hiring a massive new 160 employees over the past three months, in what political observers wryly comment could only mean that early elections are around the corner and the Government needs to provide its clients with jobs. Despite the frequent complaints which the now ruling...

Macedonia 22.01.19 | 21:44

Woman hidden in the trunk of a car found at the Blace border crossing

Customs officers at the Blace border crossing towards Kosovo were shocked today when they found a 20 year old woman hidden in the trunk of a vehicle they stopped. The car had Macedonian license plates and was driven by a Macedonian citizen who was acting suspiciously during the crossing. At one point...

Macedonia 18.01.19 | 23:46

All in the family – suspicious public contract in the Customs Office

Another suspicious public contracts is being reported in the Customs Office. A company owned Georgi Gosev, husband of the director of the Financial issues department Saska Sasek – Goseva, was awarded a contract worth nearly 4 million denars (65.000 EUR). Sasek – Goseva used only her maiden...