Marijuana Seizures at US – Mexico Border Each Year

According to a report by the International Narcotics Control Board, over 1,000 tonnes of marijuana is seized by United States security agents along the US / Mexico border each year. The marijuana seized by US customs represented 94 percent of all marijuana seized around the world in 2013. Back in 2010, law enforcement officials estimated… Continue reading Marijuana Seizures at US – Mexico Border Each Year

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

Global Methamphetamine Seizures in 2012

According to statistics released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). security agencies worldwide seized 36 tons of methamphetamine in 2012. Back in 2008, a total of 12 tons of meth was seized around the world. (Cost of meth per gram.) In 2012, nearly 45 percent of the worldwide total of meth… Continue reading Global Methamphetamine Seizures in 2012

Kidnapping Statistics in Mexico as of Feb 2014

Based on statistics about kidnapping released in Mexico, there were 4,051 kidnapping victims across Mexico that were officially reported to criminal justice programs between December 2012 and February 28, 2014. 2,922 of the kidnapping victims were released, while 1,129 victims were still being held for ransom. 71 percent of the kidnapping victims were males. 69… Continue reading Kidnapping Statistics in Mexico as of Feb 2014

Cybercrime Revenue in Mexico

According to security agents in Mexico, hackers, extortionists and other cyber criminals generated $3 Billion in revenue from various forms of cybercrimes in Mexico in 2013. Criminal justice programs in the country handled 23,543 cases of cybercrime in 2013. The director of the Scientific Police Division in Mexico stated that when hackers take over a… Continue reading Cybercrime Revenue in Mexico

More Heroin from Mexico Entering United States

In early 2014, federal security administrators reported that more heroin grown and produced in Mexico was entering the United States. Officials stated that this was occurring due to the decrease in marijuana that was being sold by Mexican traffickers. Based on intelligence and media interviews, the wholesale price of marijuana sold in Mexico has dropped… Continue reading More Heroin from Mexico Entering United States

Human Trafficking Cases in Bolivia in 2013

Criminal justice agencies in Bolivia recorded 35 human trafficking cases back in 2005. In 2012, the number of trafficking cases reported was 456. In 2013, law enforcement reported 363 human trafficking cases across Bolivia, an increase of over 10 times from 2005. Despite the number of cases handled by the criminal justice system, reports claim… Continue reading Human Trafficking Cases in Bolivia in 2013

Money Sent to Mexico from US Drug Sales

In 2013, criminal justice officials in the United States estimated that between $19 Billion to $29 Billion is being smuggled down to Mexico from illegal drug sales in the United States. The sales and revenue from marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine is included in that total. In terms of enforcement, the US Immigration ad Customs… Continue reading Money Sent to Mexico from US Drug Sales

Extortion Cases in Mexico

In 2013, there were 8,042 reported extortion cases in Mexico, according to statistics released by the Federal Government. The number of extortion cases reported was higher than the 7,272 extortion cases reported in Mexico in 2012. In the State of Mexico, 1,688 extortion cases were reported in 2013, a 58 percent increase in the number… Continue reading Extortion Cases in Mexico