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

‘Ndragheta Mafia Annual Revenue

According to research organization Demoskopika in Italy, the mafia syndicate ‘Ndrangheta collected $73 Billion (€53 Billion) in revenue in 2013. The various revenue streams for the syndicate is as follows: Drug Trafficking and Illegal Drug Sales: $33.3 Billion (€24.2 Billion). Illegal Waste Dumping: $27 Billion (€19.6 Billion). Extortion Payments: $3.9 Billion (€2.9 Billion). Embezzlement: $3.3… Continue reading ‘Ndragheta Mafia Annual Revenue

Crimes Along the San Diego – Mexico Border

In a report released by the Attorney General of the US State of California, researchers stated that organized crime groups were committing money laundering, cyber crimes, human trafficking, and drugs and arms trafficking through the border between San Diego and Mexico. According to the report, approximately 70 percent of all the methamphetamine that is shipped… Continue reading Crimes Along the San Diego – Mexico Border

Illegal Guns in Honduras

There are an estimated 1.8 million guns circulating in Honduras. Out of the total number of guns, 600,000, or one-third, are legally registered., according to media in Honduras. 80 percent of all crimes in Honduras is committed with an unregistered gun. The areas where the highest number of illegal guns are circulating is reportedly in… Continue reading Illegal Guns in Honduras

Average Jail Time for Arms Trafficker in the United States

A review of arms trafficking convictions and arms embargo violations conducted by Reuters found that the median jail sentence for an arms trafficker convicted in the United States was 21 months. Reuters reviewed 185 arms trafficking convictions that took place between 2005 and 2013. In comparison, the average sentence for a convicted bank robber is… Continue reading Average Jail Time for Arms Trafficker in the United States

Arms and Human Smuggling on the Jordan – Syria Border

Government security agencies in Jordan seized 300 percent more weapons and firearms on its border with Syria in 2013 when compared to 2012. 900 weapons, 24 vehicles, and 6 million illegal drug pills were seized while attempting to be smuggled into Jordan. Along with the black  market items, nearly 1,600 people were caught attempting to… Continue reading Arms and Human Smuggling on the Jordan – Syria Border

Arms Trafficking in Brazil as of 2013

Latest figures from criminal justice programs regarding the illegal arms trade in Brazil estimate that there are between 16 to 17 million firearms in circulation in the country. Out of the total number of firearms, 5.4 million guns are legally licensed to citizens, 2.2 million are held by security forces, and 9.5 million guns are… Continue reading Arms Trafficking in Brazil as of 2013

Number of Guns in Brazil

Security officials in Brazil report that there are 15 million weapons and firearms in circulation within the country. Roughly half,  or 7.6 million guns, are illegally held. In 2011, the murder rate in Brazil was 27.4 murders per 100,000 residents. The rate was 134 percent higher than the 11.7 per 100,000 in 1980. 1.2 million… Continue reading Number of Guns in Brazil

Buying US Military Supplies in Kabul, Afghanistan

According to an investigation by NBC News,  supplies from the United States military are being sold in street markets in Kabul, Afghanistan. Along with whey protein powder, Oakley sunglasses and lemon-scented Pledge, hardware from US security forces are openly sold. Based on the report, high-tech night vision goggles were being sold for $1,500. Firearm scopes… Continue reading Buying US Military Supplies in Kabul, Afghanistan