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Joint Customs-police operation "Trak" discovered about half a ton of the narcotic drug marijuana at the customs terminal in Podgorica

Joint Customs-police operation "Trak" discovered about half a ton of the narcotic drug marijuana at the customs terminal in Podgorica
Published date: 01.02.2021 07:56 | Author: UC

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A joint action was realized in Podgorica, carried out for a long time by the officers of the Anti-Smuggling Department of the Customs Administration and the Department of the Fight against Drug Smuggling of the Sector for the Fight against Organized Crime and Corruption of the Police Administration.

In the shipment declared for export at the customs terminal in Podgorica, a green plant substance with a total weight of about 500 kilograms was found, which is reasonably suspected to be the narcotic drug marijuana.

Based on the risk analysis, a detailed inspection of the SCANIA cargo motor vehicle with Nikšić license plates, registered to the company "Vojičić-komerc" doo was ordered. The declared goods for export consisted of plastic transport packaging (pvc baskets) with a gross weight of 2,148 kg and worth 4,950 euros, intended for a buyer in Italy. The consignment was declared at the customs office Podgorica terminal and it was supposed to leave the customs territory of Montenegro through the border crossing Debeli Brijeg.

Scanning the truck, it was noticed that there were undeclared goods in the cargo area. Following the indications from the scanner image, a physical inspection of the vehicle started and with the help of specialized equipment, 85 hidden packages of various sizes were found, with plant contents, suspected to be marijuana drugs, in the cargo part of the vehicle, in addition to properly registered goods for export.

The state prosecutor at the Higher State Prosecutor's Office in Podgorica was informed about the event. Today, the officers of the Anti-Smuggling Department, in cooperation with the officers of the Police station Podgorica, filed criminal charges against M.V. (27) from Nikšić and S.L. (30) from Danilovgrad, due to a well-founded suspicion that they committed the criminal offense of unauthorized production, possession and distribution of narcotics.