Examples of the Size of Illegal Gambling on the World Cup

Two cases of illegal gambling syndicates in Asia highlight the amount of money being wagered on the 2014 World Cup. Police in Macau broke up a ring that took in $645 Million during the opening matches. 22 people were arrested by police in China, Hong Kong and Malaysia. The syndicate was operating out of three… Continue reading Examples of the Size of Illegal Gambling on the World Cup

Illegal Charcoal Smuggling and Revenue in Africa

According to a report by the United Nations Environment Programme and Interpol, black market smuggling of charcoal across Africa causes losses up to $9 Billion a year across the continent, with governments losing at least $1.9 Billion in tax revenue. The value of the illegal charcoal trade in Africa is reportedly three times the amount… Continue reading Illegal Charcoal Smuggling and Revenue in Africa

Illegal Crab Poaching in Russia and Alaska

Security and intelligence officials in Russia estimate that over $700 Million worth of crab is illegally fished and poached from its waters each year. Most of the boats that poach crab from Russian waters are registered in Cambodia or Sierra Leone with its crew being from Russia. Most of the illegally caught crab is transported… Continue reading Illegal Crab Poaching in Russia and Alaska

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

Number of Elephants Killed by Poaching in 2013

Based on statistics released by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), there were at least 20,000 elephants killed world wide by poachers in 2013 for their ivory tusks. The number of elephants killed was slightly down from the 22,000 elephants killed in 2012 and the 25,000 poached in 2011. At the end… Continue reading Number of Elephants Killed by Poaching in 2013

Amount of Ganja Growing Fields in Jamaica

According to intelligence by the United States, there are about 37,066 acres of fields in Jamaica that are growing marijuana, or ganja, in the country. 66 percent of Jamaicans have stated in surveys that they have smoked marijuana, and 85 percent favor medical marijuana. Despite wide-spread belief about ganja, marijuana is technically illegal in Jamaica.… Continue reading Amount of Ganja Growing Fields in Jamaica

Estimated Losses to Cybercrime per Year

A report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and computer security company McAfee reported that up to$445 Billion a year is being lost globally to cybercrime activities. Online crime, hacking and the theft of intellectual property could cause up to 200,000 jobs being lost in the United States and up to 150,000 jobs… Continue reading Estimated Losses to Cybercrime per Year

Older Women Entering Prostitution Industry in South Korea

A BBC report stated that many women in their 50s, 60s and 70s in South Korea are offering sexual services to elderly men in order to survive. The women gather in Jongmyo Park in Seoul where they offer Bacchus energy drinks for sale. Retired men who gather in the park purchase the energy drink and… Continue reading Older Women Entering Prostitution Industry in South Korea

Price to Buy Vietnamese Wife Increasing in China

Police in Vietnam broke up a human trafficking ring where women were being sold as brides to men in China. According to media reports, the men were paying $11,800 (250 Million Vietnamese Dong) for the women in 2014. In June of 2013, Chinese men were caught paying $5,700 (120 Million Vietnamese Dong) for Vietnamese women… Continue reading Price to Buy Vietnamese Wife Increasing in China

Estimated Illegal Gambling on the 2014 World Cup in Thailand

A survey by the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce found that an estimated $1.3 Billion (43.5 Billion Thai Baht) in illegal gambling bets is expected to be placed in Thailand during the 2014 World Cup Tournament. By comparison, an estimated $789 Million (25.7 Billion Baht) is expected to be spent on consumer goods… Continue reading Estimated Illegal Gambling on the 2014 World Cup in Thailand