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Controlled Delivery Operation Successfully Conducted

A drug transport was under surveillance of police forces from three countries, Turkey, Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, with SECI Center support.

May 2009

The case was initiated by the Turkish Police after finding about 9kg of heroin in a container,  delivered to a cargo company in Turkey. The anti-narcotics investigators found out that the cargo was destined to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Upon this new information and using SECI Center channel of communication, the  Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia authorities were informed. After the information exchange, it was agreed between the competent services for a controlled delivery operation to be conducted in order to identify all the criminals involved.

The transport started from Turkey, through Greece and reached Skopje at the end of May.

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia police officers carried out  coordinated measures and activities  in a Skopje warehouse, the destination point of the transport. There, inside a taxi vehicle, they discovered the drugs. The heroin was hidden in rolls of linen for jeans aimed for a fictive company.

Two persons from Skopje were arrested at the crime scene for unauthorized production and release for trade of narcotics, psychotropic substances and precursors, according to the Criminal Code of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

One of the perpetrators indicated new leads in this case. The following day, the police arrested a 40 year old Turkish drug supplier, with permanent residence in region Kosovo. He was identified as an organizer of the transport and the person supposed to receive the drugs.