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

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

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

Number of Guns in Civilian Hands in Thailand

According to a study by the Small Arms Survey, there are an estimated 10 million firearms and guns circulating in the hands of civilians in Thailand. The price of buy a gun in Thailand costs about $2,600 on the black market, according to previous reports. (More prices of AK-47s and other guns on the black… Continue reading Number of Guns in Civilian Hands in Thailand

Money Laundering Statistics from Singapore in 2013

The agency responsible for anti-money laundering campaigns in Singapore reported an increase in cases during 2013. According to the Commercial Affairs Department, the agency received 22,417 suspicious transaction reports during the 2013 year, and increase of 25 percent from the previous year. In 341 instances, the agency provided intelligence to foreign agencies, up from the… Continue reading Money Laundering Statistics from Singapore in 2013

Price of a Kidney Sold in Thailand

Security forces in Cambodia arrested two Cambodia men for organizing a kidney selling ring in Thailand. The men ran an organ trafficking ring that sent 5 people to hospitals in Thailand with fake documents in order to have their kidneys removed. According to police officials, the men sold the kidney’s for $10,000 (325,000 Thai Baht).… Continue reading Price of a Kidney Sold in Thailand

Cost of a Contract Killing in Monaco

A man in Monaco paid a pair of hitmen over $330,000 (€250,000) in cash and gifts to kill his mother-in-law. Wojciech Janowski previously serviced as Poland’s honorary counsel in Monaco and was married to the daughter of a heiress. In an attempt to gain access to the wealth of the mother-in-law, Janowski paid $272,000 (€200,000)… Continue reading Cost of a Contract Killing in Monaco

Economic Impact of Drugs and Prostitution in the Netherlands

Government officials in the Netherlands reported that the legalized trade of drugs and prostitution in Amsterdam and across the country contributes $3.4 Billion (€2.5 Billion) to the national economy. The two industries contribute to 0.4 percent of the Netherlands GDP. Statistics Netherlands stated that most of the consumption of the services is domestic and takes… Continue reading Economic Impact of Drugs and Prostitution in the Netherlands

Price of a Human Trafficking Victim from Myanmar to Thailand’s Fishing Industry

A man from Myanmar told a reporter from the Associated Press that he was sold by a human trafficking broker to a Thailand fishing boat for $616. The man originally thought that he was going to work on the boat for 6 months, yet ended up working for over a year. During the time, the… Continue reading Price of a Human Trafficking Victim from Myanmar to Thailand’s Fishing Industry