Up to $5.3 Billion has been laundered through banks in Peru in 2011, according to country’s banking regulators. 83 percent of the money laundered is due to drug trafficking.
The International Organization for Migration reported 253 cases of human trafficking in Peru in 2010. 12o cases, or 47 percent of the total, took place in Lima, Peru’s capital. Of the 120 cases in the capital, 110 of the human trafficking victims were trafficked by family members.
In Peru, there are more pirated copies of books that are sold than there are of legitimate books. In addition, the pirated books publishing industry employs more people than the legal book industry and earns roughly the same amount of money.
The United States Government provides up to $38 Million in financing for coca eradication efforts in Peru in 2011. The drug eradication program was estimated to eliminate 10,000 hectares of coca in 2011. An estimated 61,200 hectares of coca was planted in Peru during the year.
Officials in Peru estimated that up to 330 tons of cocaine was produced in the country in 2010. An estimated 350 tons of cocaine was produced in Colombia in 2010.
The Government of Peru allows 7 different species of parrots to be sold legally in wildlife markets within the country. In a 2008 study, the report found 34 species of parrots being sold in the markets of Peru. Of the 34 identified, one was endangered and two were vulnerable to endangered status.
One-quarter of all cocaine that is produced in Colombia and Peru is smuggled through Ecuador to reach the United States. The amount of cocaine that travels through Ecuador is estimated to be 200 tons.
An organ trafficker in Peru paid individuals $5,000 for their organs while charging patients $150,000 to receive the organs.
Cables released by Wikileaks revealed that the Peruvian Government knew that between 70 to 90 percent of all mahogany exported from Peru in 2005 was illegally logged. Most of the exports were destined for the United States.
Trafficking of gold on the global black market in Peru leads up to $560 Million in losses each year.