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21 Macedonian border guards charged with bribery

21 Macedonian border guards charged with bribery

Macedonian authorities say 21 border guards have been charged with demanding bribes to let visitors enter the country.
The guards, from the Tabanovce crossing, on Macedonia's northern border with Serbia, were arrested Tuesday following a seven-month surveillance operation.
Interior Minister Gordana Jankulovska said the suspects demanded bribes to let tourist groups through without any checks, or else pretended that visitors' travel documents were invalid.
She said each guard made up to ⁈142) a day.
If convicted, the guards face up to five years in prison. Nineteen of the suspects were detained Wednesday pending trial; the other two were placed under house arrest.


Updated : 2021-04-12 12:46 GMT+08:00