Customs patrol finds fishing and diving equipment

Friday, July 18, 2014

Customs patrols have prevented an attempt of smuggling of a large amount of diving and fishing equipment in the last few days.


At the Kelebija border crossing pint on July 16, 2014, at around midnight, the customs patrol prevented the attempt to smuggle diving equipment into the Republic of Serbia.


Diving vests, air regulators, diving torches and a wetsuit were discovered during a detailed search of a Mercedes-Benz Vito passenger vehicle with Slovakian license plates.








All of the equipment was packed in its original packaging, and the customs officers found if between the backseats and the trunk of the car, and the passengers claimed that there was nothing in the van other than their personal belongings.


Two days earlier, in the morning hours on July 14, 2014, at the Horgoš border crossing point, smuggling of a large amount of fishing equipment into the Republic of Serbia was prevented, thanks to a joint operation by the Customs Patrols.


The equipment was discovered during the detailed control of the passenger van of the Volkswagen Crafter model, on Germany-Prijepolje route, and it appeared in the lane intended for passengers who have nothing to report to customs control.



Although he told the customs officers that all he had were 2 used beds, 3 carpets and a used LCD TV, further investigation detected two travel bags which contained sweatshirts, fishing rods, lures and lines. Both bags were found in the front end of the cargo compartment under other bags and used furniture which was reported to customs.



Misdemeanour procedures were instigated in both cases, while the detected goods were temporarily stored until the conclusion of the misdemeanour procedure.


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