Earnings for Human Smugglers on the US Border

According to a report by the United Nations, an estimated $6.6 Million was made in 2010 by human smugglers bringing in illegal migrants to the United States. The revenue was generated by migrants paying anywhere between $150 to $100,000. The fees charged by the smugglers was dependent on the immigrants country of origin. Charges covered… Continue reading Earnings for Human Smugglers on the US Border

Costs and Fees for Migrants Smuggling to Europe

A human trafficker who was arrested by security forces in Italy explained the cost structure a that migrants departing from North Africa to Europe must pay in order to be smuggled on a boat. The boats that consist of the human smuggling market of North Africa to Italy are usually retired fishing boats that are… Continue reading Costs and Fees for Migrants Smuggling to Europe

Illegal Immigrants Seized from Entering the EU in 2013

Security Agencies guarding the borders of the European Union detected 107,000 people who were attempting to illegally enter the EU in 2013. The number of people detected by security forces was higher than the 75,000 people detected in 2012. Intelligence officials stated that most of the people attempting to be smuggled into the EU or… Continue reading Illegal Immigrants Seized from Entering the EU in 2013

Fake Passports from Egypt, Germany and Morocco

Security agents in Germany broke up a human smuggling ring that were bringing in people to Germany with the use of dead people’s passports. According to the Associated Press, the ring were charging people from Syria and other countries up to $6,830 (€5,000) for passports of dead people. These passports would be used to gain… Continue reading Fake Passports from Egypt, Germany and Morocco

Cost to Smuggle a Cuban Baseball Player to the United States

Based on previous intelligence and reports, the average price that a person from Cuba pays to human smugglers to be transported across the Florida Straits to the United States is $10,000. A United States Federal Security Agent testified that when the person being smuggled out of Cuba is a potential Major League Baseball Player, then… Continue reading Cost to Smuggle a Cuban Baseball Player to the United States

‘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

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

Human Smuggling in Pakistan

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, organized crime groups that facilitate human smuggling are able to generate up to $109 Million a year from transporting illegal migrants around the world. Most of the people that are smuggled are from Afghanistan and Pakistan, and are attempting to enter Australia by traveling by… Continue reading Human Smuggling in Pakistan

Human Smuggling Deaths and Revenue in 2013

According to statistics collected by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at least 2,360 migrants died while attempting to cross borders around the world in 2013. For sea-based crossing by boats, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa, and the waters surrounding Indonesia and Thailand saw a number of deaths of migrants attempting to cross… Continue reading Human Smuggling Deaths and Revenue in 2013

Children Crossing the US-Mexico Border Illegally

According to US Government statistics, there were an average of 6,000 to 7,000 minors who were apprehended crossing the United States and Mexico border unaccompanied by an adult between 2008 and 2011. These unaccompanied minors would be placed in custody with the Office of Refugee Resettlement. In 2012, the number of unaccompanied children who were… Continue reading Children Crossing the US-Mexico Border Illegally