Tag: drugs
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...

Macedonia 31.07.19 | 09:59

Albanian citizen swallows a small pack of drugs in front of Struga border officers

An Albanian citizen swallowed a pack containing a white powdery substance while he was being searched by police at the Struga border crossing. The 45 year old man was travelling with two younger men on Wednesday evening when the Macedonian customs officers asked to look into his vehicle. The man pulled...

Macedonia 19.07.19 | 10:37

Drug addicts will begin receiving methadone therapy in four new locations across Skopje

Following protests by citizens who live near the drug rehabilitation center in Kisela Voda, the Healthcare Ministry is preparing to allow users of methadone to begin receiving their therapy in five separate locations in Skopje. Kisela Voda will remain one of the sites, but these will also include the...

Macedonia 17.06.19 | 15:08

Angry at rising crime, Kisela Voda citizens block entrance to drug treatment center

An incident happened today at the center for treatment of drug addiction in Skopje’s Kisela Voda district, where local residents exchanged insults with patients coming to receive methadone therapy. Police had to intervene and keep the two sides separate as the residents blocked the entrance to...

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 | 10:36

Eight members of late drug lord Xhelal Ajetit – Xhelo gang arrested

Large amounts of drugs were found during a major police action that took place in Singelic, Aracinovo and Bitpazar on Thursday, according to unofficial initial information. The police seized large amounts of drugs in Singelic and Aracinovo, as well as the vehicles of the gang of drug dealers. Unofficially,...

World 29.01.19 | 11:39

Independent: Albania is Europe’s Colombia

In an article entitled “Colombia of Europe: How tiny Albania became the continent’s drug trafficking headquarters”, British newspaper Independent, reveals that marijuana contributes $4 billion a year to Albania’s Gross Domestic Product from illegal drug sales. The white fishing boat with the...

Balkans 08.01.19 | 12:06

Joint Turkish-Greek anti-narcotics operation fetches large amount of drugs

Turkish and Greek anti-narcotics forces seized ‘large amounts’ of opiate drugs in Greece’s Piraeus port in capital Athens, according to security sources on Monday. Turkish narcotics police, acting on intelligence that a vessel from Syria carrying drugs was heading for the Greek port...