Last night, the officers of the Customs Administration and the Police Administration of the Ministry of Interior last night have found nearly 28 kilograms of heroin in a motor vehicle at the border crossing point Debeli Brijeg, a record seizure of heroin in our country. Persons who have transported heroin, with drug market value over 2,000,000 €, with the intention to smuggle across our country to the one country of the European Union, were detained.
The officers of the Customs Administration, during the period 15 June – 01 December 2015, due to irregularities, seized the goods in value around 233.000 Euro and imposed fines in the amount of over 92,000 Euro
On 1 December 2015 customs officers have discovered 33 kg of white substance, under reasonable suspicion being psychostimulant drug cocaine
In the period 1 January – 15 June 2015, officers of the Customs Administration prevented illegal trade of cigarettes in 114 cases and on that occasion seized 4,970,300 pieces of cigarettes worth 134,058.85 €. In the same period there were 18 cases of seizures of cut tobacco in a quantity of 467.00 kg, valued at € 4,976.50. There were also 21 cases of seizures of alcoholic beverages in the amount of 796 litres in the value of 7,139.13 €. Based on these seizures Customs Administration imposed 155 misdemeanour reports in the amount of 107,400.00 € and filed eight offence reports to the competent state prosecutor
Improvement and simplification of customs procedures requires the joint effort of all parties involved in the process.
In doing so, there is no single model that can be implemented in all customs administrations in the same way. How each country approaches this task depends on many factors: the level of its development and infrastructure, legal framework, type and volume of trade, human resources, etc. These factors vary from country to country and are unique to each customs administration. Therefore, efforts for reform will be unique and require tailored solutions.