Security agents with the Interior Ministry in Russia arrested a Moldovan woman who was attempting to sell 4 women in central Moscow. According to the police, the woman was selling the women for $2,865 (100,000 Russian Ruble) each. The young women from Moldova who were rescued were between the ages of 18 and 20. They… Continue reading Cost of Selling Moldova Women in Moscow to Human Traffickers
According to news reports, the price of a kidney sold on the black market in India is around $1,000 (55,000 Indian Rupees). In India, the prison term for illegally selling a kidney is five years in prison.
In Romania and Moldova, the price to purchase a black market kidney is $2,700. In Turkey, the price of the kidney goes up to $10,000.
70 percent of women between the ages of 15 to 25 in Moldova reportedly have had sex at least once in their lifetime for money, according to a opinion survey in 2012.
Custom officials in Ukraine seized over 120 million cigarettes that were being smuggled into the country in 2011. Officials report that 90 percent of the smuggled cigarettes seized was produced in Moldova.
The rate of cigarette smuggling in Romania decreased to 11.8 percent in September 2011, down from the 15.7 percent reported in the early summer of 2011. Tobacco smuggling is still down from the previous high of 30 percent in 2010.
The number of official human trafficking investigations in Moldova conducted by the government was 140 in 2010, down from the 245 in 2007. Non-governmental organizations and the United States Department of State claim that the figure is extremely low.
A nuclear smuggling gang in Moldova offered an undercover group of police officers 9 kilograms of highly enriched uranium for $31 Million. Around 27 kilograms of highly enriched uranium is needed to make a “dirty bomb”.
1 percent of women between the ages of 18 to 40 in Moldova left the country between 1998 and 2008 to work in the prostitution industry in Italy.
An estimated 400,000 women from Moldova fell victim to human trafficking between 1991 and 2008.
Eight out of ten human trafficking cases involving women from Moldova involved false jobs promises.