Senad Smailovic, known as Senko, director of the public company "Ulici i Patishta" (Road Administration), was arrested in Struga on Saturday with two packets of cocaine. This was reported by the Macedonian portal Lider, citing the police ticker of the Macedonian Ministry of the Interior. The event was later officially confirmed.
Lider reported that they learned from police sources that a large amount of cocaine was found in his possession during the search, but only one case against him as a "drug user" is being opened.
As the police bulletin of the Macedonian Interior Ministry reported: On August 15, 2020 at 10:40 p.m. in Vlado Maleski Street in Struga, police officers from the Struga police station arrested the 33-year-old S.S. from Skopje because cocaine was found during a control. He was arrested and taken to the police station. After the case was fully documented, a corresponding complaint will be filed against him.
Later, the report was confirmed that the person in possession of the drugs was the director.
Smailovic became director of the public company “Ulici i Patishta” based in the Macedonian capital Skopje after Petre Shilegov took over the office of mayor from the SDSM party. He is a long-time party member and was the leading head of the youth movement of the Social Democratic Federation in Macedonia, the SDMM in the Skopje Butel district.