Ransom Payments to Al Qaeda in 2013

An investigation by the New York Times found that Al Queada and its affiliates have taken at least $125 million in revenue from kidnapping for ransom since 2008. Roughly half, or $66 Million, was paid out in 2013. The United States Treasury put the total at $165 million for the same period. Since 2008, the… Continue reading Ransom Payments to Al Qaeda in 2013

Cost of a Contract Killing in Monaco

A man in Monaco paid a pair of hitmen over $330,000 (€250,000) in cash and gifts to kill his mother-in-law. Wojciech Janowski previously serviced as Poland’s honorary counsel in Monaco and was married to the daughter of a heiress. In an attempt to gain access to the wealth of the mother-in-law, Janowski paid $272,000 (€200,000)… Continue reading Cost of a Contract Killing in Monaco

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

Price of Frog Legs for Sale in France

Police in France broke up a black market smuggling ring that was providing frog legs to Chefs across France. The three men were found with nearly 1,100 illegally grown frogs for the purpose of cutting of their legs to sell to restaurants. Criminal justice officials state that the amount of frog legs that the men… Continue reading Price of Frog Legs for Sale in France

Human Smuggling and Human Trafficking Cases in the Netherlands

In 2013, criminal justice programs in the Netherlands investigated 175 cases of human smuggling across the country. The number of smuggling cases were an increase of 25 percent from the human smuggling cases investigated in 2012. An estimated 1,500 people are residing in the Netherlands without proper documents or visas. Most of these individuals originated… Continue reading Human Smuggling and Human Trafficking Cases in the Netherlands

Undeclared Income by Workers and Households in France

According to a survey conducted in France, one in three people in the country stated that they earned income in 2013 that was not taxed. In 2008, the figure was 13 percent. Half of all people earning money as a babysitter did not declare their earnings in 2013. Half of teaching assistants also did not… Continue reading Undeclared Income by Workers and Households in France

Number of Pimps Arrested in France in 2012

In 2012, police in France arrested 572 pimps throughout the year and broke up 51 human trafficking networks that were operating in the country, according to criminal justice programs. The number of human trafficking networks identified was 30 percent higher than the number of networks operating in the country in 2010. There are an estimated… Continue reading Number of Pimps Arrested in France in 2012

Bulk Cash Smuggling in the EU

On an average day in 2012, security agents in France seized $400,600 (€300,000) in cash that was being smuggled in order to avoid taxes. The amount seized in France in 2012 ws 50 percent higher than the amount of cash seized daily in 2011. In the first 3 months of 2013, customs agents in France… Continue reading Bulk Cash Smuggling in the EU

Theft by Roma Children

In France, a group of Roma were arrested and convicted in court for operating a child trafficking ring where the children were forced to steal. Criminal justice officials stated in court that child brides were being sold for $270,000 in cash. The value of the child was based upon the child’s ability to steal. One… Continue reading Theft by Roma Children