Published reports have stated that the as many as 500,000 North Koreans may have been to China and returned back to North Korea over the past ten years.
Every year, between 8,000 to 10,000 North Koreans illegally cross into China.
In 2007, 870,000 illegal immigrants were arrested by the US Border Patrol agents at the border.
In the border crossing area of Arizona alone, State Officials believe that the human smuggling business is worth $2 billion a year.
Of the 6.2 Million unauthorized migrants in the United States, over 90% of people crossing the Mexican border in the late 1990’s were believed to have paid a guide for their services.
According to author Moises Naim, the FBI estimates that the Mexican people trade earns the networks $6 to $9 billion each year.
Cost a human smuggling network in Guatemala was charging migrants to bring them to the United States in 2008.
The amount that a Turkish human smuggling gang was charging people from China to be smuggled across Asia and Europe into Britain.
Number of illegal immigrants living in Malaysia as of 2007. Also, the prices that these illegal immigrants pay human smugglers in Thailand to be brought into Malaysia.
The amount that migrants from Africa paid human smugglers in order to reach the shores of Europe in 2006.