According to criminal justice departments in Ireland, a prostitution ring operated by Romanians is controlling the prostitution trade in the city of Limerick, Ireland. The ring was charging customers between $107 to $133 (€80 to €100) for a half-hour of sex when the customers booked online. When women were soliciting customers on the streets of… Continue reading Prostitution Rates in Limerick, Ireland
Criminal justice programs in Norway identified 349 people who were classified as victims of human trafficking activities in 2012. The number of victims in Norway was the highest number since the survey began collecting statistics in 2007. 255 of the victims were women, 70 were children, and 24 were men. Most of the victims were… Continue reading Human Trafficking in Norway in 2013
Organized crime groups working in the European Union earn over $1.9 Billion (€1.5 Billion) a year from payment card fraud within the region. The gang members steal information from credit cards, debit cards and ATM cards. The Associated Press stated that many of these types of criminals are based in Romania. Due to its history… Continue reading Payment Card Fraud by Organized Crime in the EU
In 2011, criminal justice agencies in the European Union seized 2.1 million counterfeit toys. According to a breakdown by Toy News, five countries in the EU accounted for 57 percent of those seizures. Top five EU member states where fake toys were seized in 2011: 1. Romania: 319,174 counterfeit toys seized. 2. Germany: 308,506 counterfeit… Continue reading Top Countries in the EU Where Fake Toys Were Seized in 2011
Travel agencies in Romania were accused by prosecutors are being human smuggling rings to bring people into the United States and Canada from Mexico. The agents would first send Romanians to Mexico due to the lack of visa requirement. From Mexico, the migrants then paid $8,000 in order to be illegally smuggled into the United… Continue reading Price for Romanians to be Smuggled Into the US From Mexico
Police in Romania broke up a human-egg trafficking ring in February 2013. The traffickers would pay Romanian women between $800 to $1,100 (€600 to €800 Euros) for their eggs, and then sell it to couples in Israel for $5,339 (€4,000). Source: AFP, “Romania busts Israeli human egg-trafficking ring,” Google News, February 19, 2013.
Around 9.7 million packs of cigarettes that were being smuggled were seized by police in Romania in 2012. 30 tobacco smuggling gangs were broken up and over 130 individual smugglers were caught in 2012. 268 stolen cars and vans that were being used in the smuggling was also seized. Smugglers are able to purchase a… Continue reading 2012 Seizures of Contraband Tobacco in Romania
In the 2012 Fiscal Year, the United States Customs and Border Protection apprehended 901 people from Romania along the US-Mexico border. The number arrested in 2012 was higher than the 575 Romanians apprehended in 20011, and the 384 people caught in 2010.
An anti-trafficking organization reported that three out of four prostitutes working in the red light district of Amsterdam were from economically distressed communities. Not-for-Sale stated at a conference on women’s rights that 75 percent of the women came from poor communities in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania.
Romanians were paying a human smuggling ring between $10,000 to $30,000 to be smuggled into Canada, where they are able to file for refugee status.