Number of Counterfeit Korunas in the Czech Republic

In 2013, authorities in the Czech Republic seized 2,045 counterfeit korunas within the country, down from the 3,586 counterfeit Czech banknotes seized in 2012. In addition to the fake koruna, Czech financial investigators removed 1,085 counterfeit money and banknotes from foreign countries in 2013. Below is the number of counterfeit koruna and altered coins that… Continue reading Number of Counterfeit Korunas in the Czech Republic

Corruption in Europe

The European Commission for Home Affairs released a study that found the European Union loses at least $162 Billion (€120 Billion) to corruption each year. More than 75 percent of citizens in EU member states believe that corruption is widespread in their country. More than half also stated that they felt corruption was increasing in… Continue reading Corruption in Europe

Brothels in Prague

According to city officials, there are around 100 brothels operating in the city of Prague, Czech Republic. In addition to the brothels, there are around 1000 private apartments where prostitution occurs. Previous reports found that the illegal prostitution industry in the Czech Republic generates $200 Million a year. (See addition prostitution revenue by country.) Source: … Continue reading Brothels in Prague

Crystal Meth Users in Germany

The Office of the German Drug Czar reported that there were 2,556 identified crystal meth users in the country in 2012. The number of users was higher higher than the 1,693 crystal meth abusers identified in 2011. (See more facts about meth addiction.) Criminal justice agencies in Germany seized over 75 kilograms of crystal meth… Continue reading Crystal Meth Users in Germany

Meth Labs Discovered in the Czech Republic

In 2009, police in the Czech Republic discovered 342 clandestine meth labs within the country. The number of labs discovered in 2009 was down from the 460 labs discovered in 2008. In both years, the number of labs found in the Czech Republic was the highest number discovered in Europe. (See meth prices from around… Continue reading Meth Labs Discovered in the Czech Republic

Bribes paid in Czech Republic

According to a survey conducted by Transparency International Czech Republic, the typical bribe paid in the Czech Republic was between $248 to $497 (5,000 to 10,000 Czech Koruna). The majority of the locations where bribes were paid was at vehicle testing locations where car emissions are tested, health centers for better service, and traffic cops.

Amphetamine addiction rates high in Nordic countries

Along with the Czech Republic, Nordic countries have a high rate of addicts receiving drug treatment for use of amphetamines.The Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden and Finland have between 57 percent of 82 percent of all drug treatment residents being addicted to amphetamines, according to the United Nations.