According to various news reports, a man from Lebanon was offering people up to $55,000 if they were a match for a liver transplant. The man, reportedly a mayor from a Lebanon city, arraigned for various people to have a liver compatibility test in Valencia, Spain. The tests reportedly cost $16,000 to conduct. After a… Continue reading Price Offered for Liver Tissue in Spain
Clients of male prostitutes in Lebanon reportedly pay about $200 on average for a Lebanese escort. Due to the conflict in neighboring Syria, there has been an increase of Syrian men working as prostitutes in Beirut. The reported price for a Syrian male escort is $50 on average. Most of the male escorts in Beirut… Continue reading Male Prostitutes in Lebanon
According to media reports, the price to buy a tablet of Captagon in Syria is between $5 to $20. The market for Captagon in the Middle East has increased in recent years as the war in Syria has continued. Criminal justice officials believe that Syria produced the most Captagon tablets in 2013, surpassing Lebanon as… Continue reading Captagon in Syria and Lebanon
As the conflict in Syria continues, refugees continue to turn to the black market in order to survive and generate money. It was previously reported that women were turning to prostitution, and the men were selling their daughters to other men. In November 2013, it was reported that refugees from Syria were selling their kidneys… Continue reading Syrian Refugees Selling Organs and Kidneys to Survive
Various criminal justice programs across the Middle East have seen a rise in the amphetamine market in recent years. The trade name of the drug is called Captagon, which was originally created to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The drug was banned from most countries back in 1986, yet cheaper versions containing amphetamine are easily… Continue reading Captagon in the Middle East
In the illegal wildlife trade market in Lebanon, the price that customers can purchase a tiger is between $5,000 to $10,000, according to animal welfare charity Animal Lebanon. In addition to tigers, other animals available on the black market of Lebanon include lion cubs, chimpanzees, crocodiles, African parrots and monkeys. (Additional prices of black market… Continue reading Price of a Tiger on Lebanon’s Black Market
According to the Internal Security Force, most human trafficking victims discovered in Lebanon are people from Syria. In 2009, out of the total 86 human trafficking victims found in Lebanon, 56 of them were from Syria. In 2010, there were 8 victims from Syria in 2010, and 27 Syrian victims in 2011 and 2012. In… Continue reading Human Trafficking in Lebanon of Syrians
According to intelligence by security service officials in Lebanon, at the beginning of 2013 there were at least 37 active kidnappers who were targeting members of wealthy families. All of the kidnappers were connected to known crime families and organizations. One member of a kidnapping group told a reporter from GlobalPost that the kidnappers target… Continue reading Kidnappers in Lebanon in 2013
Piracy of paid television in the Arab region causes losses of $500 Million a year, according to a media research firm. 8 percent of Arab households that watch television actually pay for the services through cable or satellite. The remaining 92 percent of views in the region pirate the broadcast.
Police in Lebanon seized 400 ecstasy tablets off the black market in 2008. In 2009, an increase in drug trafficking led to 17,312 ecstasy tablets being seized.