Tag: marijuana
Macedonia 18.08.21 | 16:33

Macedonia has become drug business hub

The Republic of Macedonia has become a cannabis hub for everyone involved in the drug business. Media reports that 8.5 tonnes of marijuana are going to be imported in the Republic of Macedonia from Lesotho, one of the most underdeveloped countries in Africa, worth tens of millions of euros, is an indicator...

Macedonia 18.08.21 | 09:50

Lesotho set to export 8.5 tonnes of marijuana to Macedonia

MP Antonio Milososki wrote on Facebook that Macedonia will import 8.5 tonnes of marijuana from the African country of Lesotho. As reported, this shipment of medical marijuana is the largest export made by this small country in southern Africa. It is still unknown who the importer of this huge shipment...

Macedonia 14.08.21 | 14:35

Only the drug mafia and the Zaev family cartel will benefit: Zaev wants to legalize drug trafficking

VMRO-DPMNE accused that the Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and the Minister of Health Venko Filipce want to push through the marijuana law under the “European flag” procedure in the Parliament. Party spokesman Dimce Arsovski said at Saturday’s press conference that VMRO-DPMNE will oppose...

Macedonia 09.08.21 | 13:23

Zaev from Europe recognizes only the European flag on the marijuana law for his plant

They are fiddling while Rome burns. Macedonia is burning because of Zaev’s incompetence, and he gives interviews to regional media, VMRO-DPMNE reacts. EU expands in the morning and closes in the evening, Zaev tells Serbian daily “Politika” Zoran Zaev has shown in the region that since...

Macedonia 19.07.21 | 23:43

North Columbia: Government proposes legalization of dried marijuana exports

The Zaev Government today adopted a draft bill which legalizes sale of dried marijuana as a narcotic substance, for export. Currently, the law allows production only of cannabis oil, and even this was enough for Zaev’s family businesses and cronies to invest heavily in the industry, in which it...

Macedonia 12.07.21 | 11:08

Greek man arrested transporting marijuana he purchased in Macedonia

Greek police arrested a man transporting over 33 kilograms of marijuana, which he received from Macedonia. The arrest was conducted close to the Gevgelija border crossing.The smuggler was transporting the drugs on a motorcycle. Macedonia is fast becoming a key marijuana source country in the region,...

Macedonia 24.06.21 | 13:06

Marijuana dealers arrested while planning a delivery to Turkey

Two men from Skopje were arrested yesterday afternoon while transporting marijuana. One of them was detained in a taxi while carrying two bags of marijuana which he was planning to hand over to his accomplice for transportation to Turkey. The police seized a total of five kilograms of marijuana. Under...

Macedonia 20.06.21 | 14:46

Lake Ohrid: Two brothers from Albania were smuggling marijuana into Macedonia

Albanian police detained a man from a village near Pogradec, on lake Ohrid, and is searching for his brother, over illegal transport of marijuana. The Papajani brothers were using a fishing boat to transport drugs over lake Ohrid, and it’s believed theirs was a well developed route. Albania is a well...

Macedonia 17.06.21 | 10:51

Macedonian police helped Austria break up a marijuana gang in Vienna

Macedonian police assisted the Austrian police to break up a group of marijuana growers who operated near Vienna in May. Three men were arrested and 2,000 talks of the narcotic plant were seized in the operation. The Ministry informed that the groups operated a sophisticated lab for production of drugs...

Macedonia 15.06.21 | 12:01

Police raids an illegal marijuana farm near Ohrid

Two men were detained near Ohrid, after a farm with 890 stalks of marijuana was found. Organized crime units are investigating the area. Macedonia is becoming a major source country for marijuana under the Zaev regime, which is investing heavily in marijuana production, directly, through Zaev family...

Macedonia 07.06.21 | 22:53

The other “green agenda”: Zaev pushes for marijuana legalization again

As the ruling coalition is entertained with the DUI party’s sudden decision to rebrand itself as a “green party”, Zoran Zaev is making another push to expand the level of legalization of the marijuana business – in which his family and cronies are heavily investing. The Government...

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 28.05.21 | 18:34

As calls for investigation into the marijuana business grow, Zaev admits that his family owns “only one farm”

Asked by the press, Zoran Zaev admitted that one of the six dozen marijuana growing licenses is given to a relative of his – a cousin which he did not name. It is likely Trajce Zaev, who was named in connection with the massive seizure of 200 kilograms of marijuana that was being smuggled with...

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 04.05.21 | 14:08

Debar police seized 20 kilograms of marijuana

Debar police found 20 kilograms of marijuana hidden in an abandoned house close on the city outskirts. The drugs were likely smuggled in from neighboring Albania which, like Maceodnia, is a major marijuana producer.

Macedonia 20.04.21 | 10:59

Greek police arrests three smugglers who were transporting marijuana and guns from Macedonia

Greek police seized 55.5 kilograms of marijuana and two automatic weapons when it moved against a three men group of smugglers operating out of Macedonia. The drugs and weapons were taken from Macedonia into Greece in the region of Kukus. Those arrested are all Greek citizens.

Macedonia 12.04.21 | 15:08

Zaev denies involvement in the major marijuana seizure last week

After several days of avoiding questions on the major seizure of trafficked marijuana from a farm apparently owned by his cousin, Zoran Zaev was asked today about the scandal. He insisted that the family is not involved in marijuana smuggling, and that the persons responsible will be put to trial. They...

Macedonia 11.04.21 | 12:43

VMRO-DPMNE: Large quantity of marijuana went missing from the farm reportedly owned by Trajce Zaev

VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Dimitar Arsovski called on the Zaev family to explain its involvement in the shipment of marijuana that was intercepted on Friday as it was transported from Bitola toward Skopje. Arsovski said that the party has information that 10,000 enumerated stalks of marijuana were missing...

Macedonia 11.04.21 | 10:55

US Embassy says it worked with the police and provided technical support in both the marijuana raids and the passports scandal

The US Embassy stated that it is providing technical assistance to the Macedonian law enforcement after the two major scandals that hit the Zaev regime – the revelations that passports were issued to mafia figures and the seizure of drugs from farms owned by the Zaev family. Yesterday, a media...

Macedonia 11.04.21 | 10:17

Still no comment from Zaev after the drug raids aimed at his family’s marijuana business

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev is yet to comment on the police raids on Friday, in which marijuana produced in farms owned by his close relative was seized as it was being illegally trafficked. The police commissioner of Prilep and the personal driver to Zaev’s cousin and businessman guru Trajce Zaev, were...