Earning and Prices of a Prostitution Ring in France

An Air France executive was arrested was running a prostitution ring in France. The executive would bring in girls from Brazil into France while claiming that the girls were family members. By claiming that the girls were related to him, the executive was able to fly them to France at the family-member discount rate of… Continue reading Earning and Prices of a Prostitution Ring in France

Top ATM Skimming Countries in 2013

Criminals are using exploiting holes in wireless security to steal passwords and account details from ATM machines without the need installing skimming devices. Criminals conduct this activity by placing a “skimming” device over the card reader of a legitimate ATM and install a pin pad over the keys. When a customer would use the ATM,… Continue reading Top ATM Skimming Countries in 2013

Human Trafficking Cases in Bolivia in 2013

Criminal justice agencies in Bolivia recorded 35 human trafficking cases back in 2005. In 2012, the number of trafficking cases reported was 456. In 2013, law enforcement reported 363 human trafficking cases across Bolivia, an increase of over 10 times from 2005. Despite the number of cases handled by the criminal justice system, reports claim… Continue reading Human Trafficking Cases in Bolivia in 2013

Top Money Laundering Countries in Latin America

A study conducted by the Mexican House of Representatives reported on the top countries in Latin American where money laundering cases occurs. The countries and the amount of money laundered is as follows: Brazil: $2.9 Trillion (5 percent of GDP). Mexico: $1.1 Trillion (3.6 percent of GDP). Chile: $268.27 Billion (4 percent of GDP). Peru:… Continue reading Top Money Laundering Countries in Latin America

Crack Cocaine Price in Border Region of Brazil

Criminal justice programs and agencies across Brazil reported their illegal drugs seizures for 2013. Across the country, 35.7 tons of cocaine and 220.7 tons of marijuana were seized in 2013. In addition to the drugs, $34.1 Million in assets that were held by drug traffickers were also seized. The border regions of Brazil has seen… Continue reading Crack Cocaine Price in Border Region of Brazil

Marijuana in Paraguay

Security service officials state that Paraguay is the largest producer of marijuana in South America. Most of the cannabis that is produced in the country is exported to Brazil. In 2013, the criminal justice system seized 461 tonnes of marijuana in Paraguay. The amount seized was significantly higher than the 176 tonnes of marijuana seized… Continue reading Marijuana in Paraguay

Human Trafficking of Minors in Brazil

A human trafficker told Time Magazine that he would purchase underage daughters directly from mothers in Brazil for $5,000 to $10,000. The trafficker stated that he primarily targeted girls in the municipality of Recife due to its poverty levels. Once in the possession of the trafficker, the underage girl would work in the prostitution industry… Continue reading Human Trafficking of Minors in Brazil

Child Prostitution in Brazil

The National Forum for the Prevention of Child Labor estimates that there were around 500,000 child prostitutes across Brazil in 2012. The number of children in the sex industry has continually grown in Brazil. In 2001, there were 100,000 children working as prostitutes. In 2010, there were 250,000 children. In an interview with a former… Continue reading Child Prostitution in Brazil

Child Sex Trade in Brazil

A report in the British publication Daily Mail interviewed children who were prostituting themselves along the BR-116 highway in Brazil. An 11 year old girl stated that truckers and other men pick her up on the side of the road and pay her $10 (25 Brazilian Real) for sex. There were previous reports by the… Continue reading Child Sex Trade in Brazil