Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

  • INTERPOL Skopje
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    4 October 1993
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Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia


Law enforcement in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is the responsibility of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Headquartered in Skopje and headed by a Government-appointed Director for a four-year mandate, the Ministry’s Bureau for Public Security runs the national police force. It is responsible for:

  • Protecting the freedom and rights of its citizens;
  • Ensuring law and order;
  • Preventing, detecting and investigating crime;
  • Regulating and controlling traffic;
  • Controlling migration and residence of foreigners;
  • Providing state border security and crossing control;


The National Central Bureau (NCB) for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is made up of more than 10 staff and structured around the following crime areas:

  • Public safety and terrorism;
  • Organized crime;
  • Drugs and weapons;
  • Financial and high-tech crime,
  • Trafficking in human beings;
  • Stolen motor vehicles;
  • Fugitives.

To strengthen national security, INTERPOL Skopje has arranged for the Organized Crime Department (OCD) to have direct access to INTERPOL's range of criminal databases (the OCD comprises several units, including financial crime, violent crime, trafficking in human beings, drugs and weapons, forensics).  Access has also been granted to regional sections that deal with migration issues, and to national border crossing points.   There are plans to continue expanding access to INTERPOL databases to law enforcement units across the country.

INTERPOL Skopje in action
09 June 2016

Online sale of fake medicines and products targeted in INTERPOL operation

LYON, France - Fake cancer medication, substandard HIV and diabetes testing kits, counterfeit dental equipment and illicit surgical equipment – just a snapshot of the potentially life-threatening drugs and goods seized during INTERPOL’s Operation Pangea IX.Targeting the illicit online sale of medicines and medical devices and involving some 193 police, cu...
21 April 2016

Weapons and explosives seized in INTERPOL-led operation

LYON, France – An INTERPOL-led operation targeting illicit firearms in the Western Balkans has resulted in the arrest of 14 people and the seizure of explosives, weapons and ammunition.Nearly 40 firearms, six kg of explosives, 11 hand grenades and 1,300 pieces of ammunition were recovered during the 48-hour Operation Balkan Trigger during which some 5,000...
02 July 2015

Forensic document examination focus of Balkans INTERPOL training

SKOPJE, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Enhancing regional expertise in detecting counterfeit security documents is the focus of a train-the-trainer course in Skopje on security document examination delivered by INTERPOL’s Counterfeit and Security Documents Branch (CSDB).Some 30 border and immigration officials and forensic document examiners from...
19 September 2014

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia renews commitment to global security

LYON, France – During a visit to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters, Head of Police and Director of Public Security of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Mitko Chavkov, underlined his country’s commitment to international police cooperation.Meeting with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble, Mr Chavkov was updated on the latest globa...
30 December 2013

Fake goods worth nearly USD 1 million seized in INTERPOL-coordinated operation

LYON, France – Counterfeit goods worth nearly USD 1 million have been seized in a series of interventions across Eastern Europe as part of INTERPOL’s Operation White Mercury.Involving seven countries – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia – the operation also resulted in the ident...
29 July 2011

First-time visit to Skopje by INTERPOL Secretary General underlines international police cooperation

SKOPJE – In his first mission to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has met with senior government and police officials to recognize the country’s contribution to global policing cooperation.During the two-day visit, in addition to discussions with the Minister of Internal Affairs Gordana Jankuloska and D...
01 April 2010

INTERPOL supported operation targeting organized crime in South East Europe leads to heroin seizure and arrests

The first joint operation co-ordinated under INTERPOL project BESA targeting organized crime groups in South East Europe has resulted in the arrest of five men and the seizure of more than six kilos of heroin by police in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.The arrests in Strumica on Saturday 27 March follow close co-operation between police in the...

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