According to lawyers who broke up an organ trafficking ring, Israelis were paid $20,000 for their kidneys, while Brazilian and Romanians were paid $6,000 per kidney.
Cigarette smuggling in Romania provides black market cigarettes for up to 30 percent of the total cigarette market in 2010.
Cigarette smuggling consists of up to one-third of all cigarettes sold in the country. These black market cigarettes are sold without taxes and costs the government over $1.3 Billion (1 Billion Euros) in lost revenue.
Human trafficking of Romanian girls leads them to be sold to the prostitution industry of Western Europe at prices between $3,000 and $6,000 (2,500 Euros to 5,000 Euros).
One in eight foreign women who are working in the prostitution industry in Europe originated from Romania.
Up to 10 million pieces of counterfeit goods are sold each year in Romania, according to an anti-counterfeiting organization located within the country.
In hospitals in Romania, patients are forced to pay bribes of up to 5,000 Euros to receive a brain surgery and up to 100 Euros to get an appendix removed. In total, the World Health Organization estimates that up to $360 Million a year is paid out in “informal payments” for medical procedures in Romania.