Tag: drugs
Macedonia 31.05.21 | 13:35

North Columbia: Greece intercepts marijuana shipment from Macedonia

A shipment of 167 kilograms of marijuana was intercepted at the Gevgelija border crossing between Macedonia and Greece. A 37 year old citizen of Macedonia was trying to smuggle the drugs to Greece hiding them in his truck. The man was also carrying a gun. He was found out by a trained dog. Under Zaev,...

Macedonia 12.05.21 | 19:57

Report: Drugs grown for “medicinal purposes” in Macedonia end up on the black market

In a new report, the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime warns that marijuana grown ostensibly for medicinal purposes in Macedonia is being sold on the black market. The marijuana business grew exponentially under the Zaev regime, which awards growing licenses to cronies and members...

Macedonia 13.04.21 | 16:47

Drug dealer arrested near Kumanovo

A drug trafficker was detained in Kumanovo today. The 36 year ol dma was caught with marijuana and powdered substance which is being examined. It’s the latest in a series of arrests of drug traffickers in Macedonia. The most notable case, last Friday near Prilep, touched directly on Prime Minister...

Macedonia 09.04.21 | 23:19

Arsovski: New affair involving the Zaev cartel in sight, is the van in which the drugs were seized owned by company of the Zaev family?

The spokesperson of VMRO-DPMNE, Dimce Arsovski, announces that a new affair is in sight in which members of the Zaev family are involved. According to Arsovski, although the Ministry of Interior is silent and in a panic, unofficial information says that in the police operation led by the United States’...

Macedonia 09.04.21 | 18:30

Senior police officer and close friend of Zaev and Spasovski detained in major police operation

Senior police officer who was detained today in a major police operation, in which a large quantity of drugs was seized, was close to the Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and the Minister of Interior Oliver Spasovski, claim Republika sources. According to them, the senior police officer from Prilep often appeared...

Macedonia 26.03.21 | 14:42

Drug investigation against two Albanian mafia gangs leaked, the main suspects escaped

Organized crime prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska confirmed that the investigation into two gangs of the Albanian drug mafia were leaked and that only a small quantity of drugs was seized. The main bosses of the two groups have fled before they could be arrested, she added. A total of 13 people were detained...

Macedonia 08.02.21 | 11:23

Detention ordered after the arrest of four drug dealers in Prilep

The Prilep court ordered 30 days detention for four drug dealers who were arrested yesterday with marijuana, cocaine, heroin and amphetamines. The four men, aged between 31 and 35, were observed for several months. Two of them would procure the drugs and package them in smaller quantities, and afterwards...

Macedonia Balkans 07.12.20 | 23:49

Shots fired as a major police raid is being conducted near Skopje

A major police operation is being conducted in the village of Aracinovo near Skopje. Official information is scarce, but witnesses are saying that a shoot-out occurred during the raid. According to unofficial reports, the police seized a large quantity of drugs, as well as weapons. Aracinovo, one of...

Macedonia 26.10.20 | 16:44

Turkish citizen caught with 110 kilos of hashish near Ohrid

Ohrid prosecutors filed charges against a Turkish citizen who was caught with 110 kilograms of hashish yesterday. The man was caught on the Resen – Ohrid road while transporting 114 packs of drugs. Officers believe he was supposed to deliver the drugs to someone.

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 30.06.20 | 12:47

Fishing boat transporting 200 kilograms of marijuana seized on lake Ohrid

Ohrid lake patrols have seized a major shipment of 200 kilograms of marijuana that was being transported on a fishing boat. A single smuggler was operating the boat that was intercepted around midnight, near the Sateska river, east of Struga. The smuggler abandoned the drugs and fled. It is believed...

Macedonia 18.06.20 | 19:15

Kocani woman fled quarantine, was arrested drunk, with drugs and ammunition

A 36 year old woman from Kocani who was ordered to remain in quarantine at home after exposure to the coronavirus was arrested driving through the city with drugs and a small quantity of ammunition. The woman, identified as T.G., has violated the quarantine order this weekend. She was eventually arrested...

Macedonia 25.04.20 | 23:04

Police raid east of Skopje nets a large quantity of drugs

Macedonian police seized 2,2 kilograms of heroin and other drugs during a raid on a house in the village of Trubarevo east of the capital Skopje. The police informed that it is still examining the total haul in the house. So far, 33 bags of drugs and two digital scales were found. The raid began with...

Macedonia 25.03.20 | 17:38

Four patients are no longer positive, two will be treated with the new drug mix

Four patients who were positive on the coronavirus are now believed to be cured. Three of them are feeling very well and for all of them the tests came back negative. If additional tests are also negative, the three will be discharged, said Healthcare MInister Venko Filipce. He also announced that two...

Macedonia 20.02.20 | 15:42

Krusopek-based “Baneks” company won public contracts during SDSM/DUI rule

The “Baneks” company, owned by the arrested Sedula Ebopi, was importing bananas from Mexico, while in fact was supplying drugs from the drug cartels there, Lider.mk reported. It is symptomatic that this company that allegedly engaged in cocaine trafficking disguised as banana trading during...

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 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 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...

Macedonia 03.12.19 | 17:35

Zaev’s marijuana business comes under scrutiny from the public, but not the investigators

Days after the arrest of controversial Serbian large scale marijuana producer Predrag Koluvija, there is still no action on the Macedonian side where he held extensive business interests. Koluvija was arrested for growing marijuana meant for the illegal market, and not for cannabis oil production he...

Macedonia 02.09.19 | 16:10

Albanian media outlets report that drug gangs operating from villages around Skopje are protected by the Government

Albanian media outlets are sharing claims from ethnic Albanian officers in the Macedonian police claiming that they are eager to move against a large drug trafficking gang operating near Skopje, but are being prevented from doing so by higher-ups in the Interior Ministry. According to numerous media...

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