Customs officials in Ireland broke up a counterfeit vodka operation that was managed by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) that is estimated to have been a multimillion euro moonshine operation. In a raid by Custom agents, nearly 1110,000 bottles caps, 400,000 fake labels of popular vodka brands, 500 cardboard boxes and a bottling plant was… Continue reading IRA Running a Counterfeit Vodka Operations
According to a former heroin abuser in Ireland, the following information is the street prices of illegal drugs available for sale on the black market of Ireland. Cocaine: High quality cocaine sold for €100 ($138) per gram. Ecstasy: €5 ($6.93) per tablet, or 10 ecstasy tablets for €40 ($55). Heroin: A bag of heroin that… Continue reading Price of Illegal Drugs for Sale in Ireland
According to a report by Grant Thornton, cybercrime activities costs the economy of Ireland up to $822 Million (€600 Million) per year. The number of security data breaches reported in 2012 increased by 32 percent when compared to the previous year. Officials with the Data Protection Commissioner state that the number of data breaches reported… Continue reading Impact of Cybercrime in Ireland
A report published by the European Commission found that up to $344 Million (€250 Million) in revenue is generated from sex trafficking in Ireland each year. (Note: This amount is the same amount that was reported last year as the total revenue generated from prostitution in Ireland.) An estimated 1,000 women are available for sale… Continue reading Revenue and Customers of Sex Trafficking in Ireland
In the first ten months of 2013, authorities in Ireland seized 929 liters of counterfeit alcohol across the country. In 2012, the number of fake alcohol bottles that were seized total 232. Vodka was reported to be the most counterfeited bottle in 2013. Criminal justice programs state that counterfeiters use legitimate alcohol bottles when making… Continue reading Counterfeit Alcohol and Smuggled Cigarettes in Ireland
Women from at least 32 different countries were working as prostitutes in Ireland in 2012, according to an outreach support organization. Most of the migrant women were working at indoor brothels. In 2011, women from 31 different countries were identified as prostitutes in Ireland. (Number of prostitutes by country.) Source: “Working prostitutes from 32 nations,”… Continue reading Foreign Woman Working as Prostitutes in Ireland
Criminal justice officials in Ireland reported that 45 people were identified in 2012 as being trafficked into the country. 31 of the human trafficking victims were women. 23 of the victims were children. Out of the total number of victims, 39 were trafficked for sexual exploitation, with the remaining six victims trafficked for labor purposes.… Continue reading Number of People Trafficked Into Ireland in 2012
According to criminal justice departments in Ireland, a prostitution ring operated by Romanians is controlling the prostitution trade in the city of Limerick, Ireland. The ring was charging customers between $107 to $133 (€80 to €100) for a half-hour of sex when the customers booked online. When women were soliciting customers on the streets of… Continue reading Prostitution Rates in Limerick, Ireland
Between January and July 2013, authorities in Ireland seized 840 liters of counterfeit alcohol across the country. Officials state that most of the organized crime groups involved in the production of counterfeit alcohol also are invovled in cigarette smuggling. Source: “‘Unscrupulous pub owners’ selling dangerous counterfeit alcohol,” Journal, August 6, 2013.
A Chinese national who was directing children to human trafficking groups was reportedly being paid up to $394 (€300) for each child that he provided. (More earnings from the underground economy.) Source: “Human trafficking ‘fixer’ was paid €300 per child,” Irish Examiner, July 19, 2103.