Serbian Customs seize EUR 200k in cash, drugs

Serbian Customs officers late on Wednesday prevented two attempts to smuggle nearly EUR 200,000 in cash illegally out of the country.

Source: Tanjug
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The first case happened on the border crossing Gradina with Bulgria, in the east, when two Turkish citizens in an Austrian number plates BMW X6 said they had only EUR 1,500 in cash to declare - but were found in possession of a total of EUR 165,000.

The officers also found a little over 16 grams of cocaine, a small bag of marijuana, "and one joint," a Customs Administration statement said on Thursday.

In a separate case, at the Batrovci crossing with Croatia in the west, a 49-year-old resident of Toplica, who drove a BMW, tried to leave the country with EUR 60,000 in cash hidden in the vehicle.

As travelers can take up to EUR 10,000 in cash out of the country legally, this sum has been returned to the persons in question.

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