Serbian customs seized 1.62 tons of narcotics

BELGRADE - Serbian Customs Administration prevented the trafficking of nearly 1.62 tons of various illegal drugs, mostly marijuana, in the course of 2013, Customs Administration Director Milos Tomic stated on Thursday.

Serbian customs officers also prevented the smuggling of approximately four million cigarettes and 800 kilograms of fine-cut tobacco last year, and temporarily seized more than one million euros, Tomic underlined at the annual Customs Administration press conference.

As far as the region is concerned, 1.67 tons of narcotics and 1.38 million cigarettes were confiscated in Montenegro in the course of 2013, Macedonian customs officers seized 949 kilograms of narcotics and 195,600 cigarettes, 244 kilograms of illegal drugs and 809,600 cigarettes were seized in Croatia, while Slovenia prevented the smuggling of 22 kilograms of narcotics and 450,600 cigarettes.

Croatian customs officers also seized 240 kilograms of fine-cut tobacco last year; 97 kilograms were confiscated in Slovenia, while in Macedonia there were no seizures of this type of products.

Photo Tanjug, S. Radovanovic

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