Cost of Selling Moldova Women in Moscow to Human Traffickers

Security agents with the Interior Ministry in Russia arrested a Moldovan woman who was attempting to sell 4 women in central Moscow. According to the police, the woman was selling the women for $2,865 (100,000 Russian Ruble) each. The young women from Moldova who were rescued were between the ages of 18 and 20. They… Continue reading Cost of Selling Moldova Women in Moscow to Human Traffickers

Illegal Drug Use in the European Union

According to a 2014 report by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), over 80 million people living in Europe are estimated to have used an illegal drug at some point in their lives. The number of people who have tried an illegal drug represents about a quarter of the adult population… Continue reading Illegal Drug Use in the European Union

Illegal Waste Smuggling in China in 2013

Security agencies in China confiscated 976,500 metric tons of illegal waste materials that was in the process of being smuggled, according to the Customs Department. The amount of waste material seized in 2013 was 150 percent higher than in 2012. The illegal waste was intercepted over the course of 221 cases, a threefold increase from… Continue reading Illegal Waste Smuggling in China in 2013

Illegal Coal Mining in Ukraine

According to an investigation conducted by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), there are around 2,500 illegal mining pits located across Ukraine. Most of the illegal “kopanki” pits are located in the Donbas region near Donetsk. Experts in the mining industry estimate that tens of thousands of illegal miners are working in these… Continue reading Illegal Coal Mining in Ukraine

Illegal Online Gambling in Malaysia

Security officials estimate that illegal online gambling syndicates earn up to $2.4 Billion (7.9 Billion Malaysian Ringgit) a year from illegal gambling activities in Malaysia. Intelligence by enforcement agencies shows that online bookies are able to make a daily profit of $3,112 (10,000 Ringgit) from illegal gamblers in the Malaysia. A start-up gambling website with… Continue reading Illegal Online Gambling in Malaysia

Cost per hit of Death Squads in the Philippines

In a report by Human Rights Watch, a death squad organized on the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines were reportedly being paid $110 per killing of drug dealers, thieves and even children. The death squad was reportedly organized by the may of Tagum City, who paid the hit men a monthly salary of… Continue reading Cost per hit of Death Squads in the Philippines

Number of Arrests for Cheating at Las Vegas Casinos per year

According to security officials with the Nevada State Gaming Control Board, around 500 people are arrested each year for attempting to cheat at casinos in the state of Nevada. Out of the total number of arrested, nearly a third of those arrests are casino employees. Security experts stated that increased video technology and ultraviolet and… Continue reading Number of Arrests for Cheating at Las Vegas Casinos per year

Price a Mother Sold Her Baby for in Nigeria

A woman in Nigeria was arrested by anti-human trafficking unit for selling her newborn baby. According to media reports, the woman worked as a prostitute and already had two children who were being taken care of by her mother. Due to the inability of take care of another child, the woman made arraignments with a… Continue reading Price a Mother Sold Her Baby for in Nigeria

IRA Running a Counterfeit Vodka Operations

Customs officials in Ireland broke up a counterfeit vodka operation that was managed by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) that is estimated to have been a multimillion euro moonshine operation. In a raid by Custom agents, nearly 1110,000 bottles caps, 400,000 fake labels of popular vodka brands, 500 cardboard boxes and a bottling plant was… Continue reading IRA Running a Counterfeit Vodka Operations

Human Trafficking and Prostitution in Massachusetts

A sworn affidavit by a special agent with Homeland Security stated that gangs in Boston, Massachusetts are turning away from drug dealing and are increasing its activities in the human trafficking and prostitution markets due to its profitability. Several experts interviewed by the Boston Herald stated that prostitution is currently the number one way for… Continue reading Human Trafficking and Prostitution in Massachusetts