According to intelligence by the United States, there are about 37,066 acres of fields in Jamaica that are growing marijuana, or ganja, in the country. 66 percent of Jamaicans have stated in surveys that they have smoked marijuana, and 85 percent favor medical marijuana. Despite wide-spread belief about ganja, marijuana is technically illegal in Jamaica.… Continue reading Amount of Ganja Growing Fields in Jamaica
Criminal justice agencies in Jamaica reportedly seized $14.5 Million (1.6 Billion Jamaican Dollars) worth of counterfeit goods across the country between April 2013 to April 2014. Security agents in Jamaica state that proceeds from the sale of counterfeits are used to fund the operations of organized crime groups active in the country. Between the time… Continue reading Value of Fake Goods Seized in Jamaica
Government security agencies estimate that up to 15,000 hectares land across Jamaica is dedicated to the growing of marijuana. The plant is grown in all 14 parishes of the country in areas that are hidden from the general public. Many of the grow operations take place in small plots scattered across mountain areas. According to… Continue reading Amount of Marijuana Grown in Jamaica
The head of a domestic cigarette manufacturer in Jamaica told the media that cigarette smuggling in the country causes the government to lose between $34 Million to $45 Million (3 Billion to 4 Billion Jamaican Dollars) a year.
If the prostitution industry in Jamaica was taxed as a business, an estimated $58 Million (5 Billion Jamaican Dollars) a year could be generated in taxes.
Prostitutes can earn up to $470 (40,000 Jamaican) a day.
Jamaican authorities state that there approximately over 300 organized crime gangs operating within the country in 2010. The gangs were responsible for 26 percent of the 1,428 murders that occurred in 2010.
90 percent of the guns seized in Jamaica are from the United States.
Cigarette smuggling in Jamaica brings in between 44 to 50 million black market cigarettes each year.