According to the US State Department, wildlife were the third highest black market product smuggled into the Czech Republic after drugs and weapons. Popular animals were tortoises, songbirds and parrots.
Below are losses to selected countries in Europe from counterfeit pesticides. Country Losses Czech Republic 4.19 Million Germany 39.4 Million Greece 13.3 Million Hungary 6.6 Million Poland 22.9 Million Spain 103 Million Source: “Counterfeit Pesticides Across Europe-2008,” European Crop Protection Association, August 2008.
20.6 percent of the population in the Czech Republic smoked marijuana at least once in their lifetime, and 1.1 percent of the population last used cocaine in 2005.