Prices Charged by an Italian Mafia Hitman

A hitman for the Italian Mafia told explained to police how much he was paid for committing a murder on behalf of organized crime. According to press reports, the man told police he would charge $3,700 to kneecap a person. In two of the murders that he confessed to, the hitman stated that he was… Continue reading Prices Charged by an Italian Mafia Hitman

Number of Rhinos Killed in South Africa in 2014

Statistics released by the United Nation’s’ Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) showed that 1,215 rhinos were killed in South Africa in 2014. The number of rhinos killed for their rhino horn was a record high. 1,004 rhinos were poached and killed in South Africa in 2013. 668 were killed in 2012. 341… Continue reading Number of Rhinos Killed in South Africa in 2014

Marijuana Seizures at US – Mexico Border Each Year

According to a report by the International Narcotics Control Board, over 1,000 tonnes of marijuana is seized by United States security agents along the US / Mexico border each year. The marijuana seized by US customs represented 94 percent of all marijuana seized around the world in 2013. Back in 2010, law enforcement officials estimated… Continue reading Marijuana Seizures at US – Mexico Border Each Year

Price to Hire Cyber Experts to Attack Website

The owner and operator of an illegal gambling website in South Korea hired two cyber security experts to attack a competing gambling site. South Korea’s National Police Agency stated that the owner of the illegal gambling site paid two men $911,000 (1 Billion South Korean Won) to attack the competitor. The cyber attack consisted of… Continue reading Price to Hire Cyber Experts to Attack Website

Tax Evasion in Puerto Rico

Economics and tax officials in Puerto Rico estimate that the territory fails to collected an estimate $800 Million in tax revenue from due to unreported income each year. The island currently has a 7 percent sales tax that residents avoid through the use of cash transactions. According to data from the US Treasury, over 80… Continue reading Tax Evasion in Puerto Rico

How Much Banks Spend on Anti-Money Laundering

According to previous estimates by security agencies and the financial industry, between $1.5 Trillion to $2.5 Trillion is laundered around the world each year. In order to combat terrorist financing, drug trafficking profits and tax evasion, countries have implements various financial regulations and created inter-governmental bodies such as the Financial Action Task Force. In order… Continue reading How Much Banks Spend on Anti-Money Laundering

Number of Drug Addicts in Thailand

According to statistics from the Office of the Narcotics Control Board and the Narcotics Suppression Bureau, there are 1.3 million people in Thailand who are addicted to drugs. This translates to roughly 2 percent of Thailand’s population. Out of the 1.3 million drug addicts in the country, 250,000 have been prosecuted at one time and… Continue reading Number of Drug Addicts in Thailand

Ransom Payments to Al Qaeda in 2013

An investigation by the New York Times found that Al Queada and its affiliates have taken at least $125 million in revenue from kidnapping for ransom since 2008. Roughly half, or $66 Million, was paid out in 2013. The United States Treasury put the total at $165 million for the same period. Since 2008, the… Continue reading Ransom Payments to Al Qaeda in 2013

Earnings for Human Smugglers on the US Border

According to a report by the United Nations, an estimated $6.6 Million was made in 2010 by human smugglers bringing in illegal migrants to the United States. The revenue was generated by migrants paying anywhere between $150 to $100,000. The fees charged by the smugglers was dependent on the immigrants country of origin. Charges covered… Continue reading Earnings for Human Smugglers on the US Border