Losses from Android Piracy Websites

The United States Department of Justice reported that the website Appbucket.net provided pirated copies of Android mobile apps to users. In the plea agreement with the websites two founders, criminal justice officials stated that over 1 million pirated apps were illegally downloaded from the website. The value of the downloads was over $700,000, according to… Continue reading Losses from Android Piracy Websites

Black Market Gold Trading in South Korea

The Financial Services Commission in South Korea reported that 110 tons of gold is traded in the country each year. Out of the total gold trade, about 70 tons of gold bullion is traded on the black market. The value of the black market gold in South Korea is estimated to be about $3 Billion… Continue reading Black Market Gold Trading in South Korea

Earnings for Illegal Casino In Japan

An illegal casino operating in Japan was broken up by police in March 2014 that made an estimated $1,969,400 (200 Million Yen) in earnings over a 17 month period. According to media reports, investigators discovered a rental contract between the illegal casino and the Embassy of Ghana in Japan. The casino was to pay the… Continue reading Earnings for Illegal Casino In Japan

Percentage of Smuggled Cigarettes in NYC

According to the Tax Foundation and data from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, smuggled cigarettes account for 56.9 percent of all  cigarettes smoked in New York City. The smuggled cigarettes were smuggled into the state from other states where the tobacco tax is lower. According to CBS news, the cigarette tax in New York… Continue reading Percentage of Smuggled Cigarettes in NYC

Extortion Cases in Mexico

In 2013, there were 8,042 reported extortion cases in Mexico, according to statistics released by the Federal Government. The number of extortion cases reported was higher than the 7,272 extortion cases reported in Mexico in 2012. In the State of Mexico, 1,688 extortion cases were reported in 2013, a 58 percent increase in the number… Continue reading Extortion Cases in Mexico

Amount a Smuggle Drugs to Prison Through Guard

In the US State of Hawaii, a prison guard plead guilty in federal court for smuggling contraband items into prison. The guard accepted $5,000 in bribes from a dealer to smuggle methamphetamine into the correctional facility, which was then distributed to a confidential informant. (More police corruption statistics here.) Source:  Associated Press, “Ex-Halawa guard pleads… Continue reading Amount a Smuggle Drugs to Prison Through Guard

Online Piracy By Singaporeans

According to a survey, around 60 percent of the population in Singapore committed online piracy at some point in their lives. Breakdown of the piracy rate by age: 16 to 18 years old: 69 percent committed online piracy such as downloading unauthorized content. 19 to 24 years old: 74 percent. 50 to 59 years old:… Continue reading Online Piracy By Singaporeans

Losses to Royal Dutch Shell Due to Oil Theft

Oil company Royal Dutch Shell reported that its earnings for 2013 was almost $1 Billion lower due to oil theft and other acts of sabotage that occurs in Nigeria. Shell’s Chief Financial Officer stated that nearly $1 Billion worth of oil is stolen from the oil industry each month across Nigeria. In 2011, the Nigerian… Continue reading Losses to Royal Dutch Shell Due to Oil Theft

Amount of Gold Smuggled into India

According to criminal justice officials, as of March 2014 an estimated 700 kilograms of gold is being smuggled into India every day. Between March 2013 and March 2014, the rate of gold smuggling to India has increased by nearly 300 percent, according to the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council. Officials state that the smuggling… Continue reading Amount of Gold Smuggled into India

How Much Money an Online Streaming Site Makes in One Year

In a study released by the Digital Citizens Alliance, researchers calculated that online streaming sites and BitTorrent sites that allow users to access pirated movies and television shows make up to $227 Million a year from advertising. The 30 largest websites, such as The Pirate Bay, earn around $4.4 Million a year, with the largest… Continue reading How Much Money an Online Streaming Site Makes in One Year