Illegal Crab Poaching in Russia and Alaska

Security and intelligence officials in Russia estimate that over $700 Million worth of crab is illegally fished and poached from its waters each year. Most of the boats that poach crab from Russian waters are registered in Cambodia or Sierra Leone with its crew being from Russia. Most of the illegally caught crab is transported… Continue reading Illegal Crab Poaching in Russia and Alaska

Cost of Selling Moldova Women in Moscow to Human Traffickers

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

Number of Human Trafficking Cases in Russia in 2013

According to the Interior Ministry of Russia, there were 66 cases of human trafficking resisted by the criminal justice system in 2013. Out of that total, 63 cases were for the purpose of sexual exploitation. In addition to the human trafficking cases, security agencies in Russia saw nearly 3,500 sex related crimes across the country.… Continue reading Number of Human Trafficking Cases in Russia in 2013

Counterfeit Whiskey Sales in Russia in 2013

Criminal justice programs in Russia reported that sales of counterfeit whiskey in the country may have been worth $230 Million (8 Billion Rubles) in 2013. Based on sales and import tracking data, the State Statistics Service in Russia reported that retailers sold 9.9 million more liters of whiskey than officially imported. Officials believe that this figure… Continue reading Counterfeit Whiskey Sales in Russia in 2013

The Economy and Profit of Russian Hackers

In a report by NBC News, the annual turnover of cyber crime in Russia was estimated to be $2 Billion. The hackers based in Russia who contribute to this black market sell a wide range of computer viruses, malware, hacking tools and stolen credit card information on underground forums. An example of this market was… Continue reading The Economy and Profit of Russian Hackers

Illegal Casinos Shut Down in Russia

Criminal justice agencies in Russia have shut down over 61,000 illegal casinos and gambling dens across the country since a gambling law took effect in 2009. A total of $17.1 Million in fines have been levied to owners of underground gambling parlors between 2009 and 2013. During the enforcement raids, over 796,000 slot machines and… Continue reading Illegal Casinos Shut Down in Russia

Nigerian Girls in Russia’s Prostitution Industry

According to Nigeria’s Ambassador to Russia, at least 200 Nigerian girls trafficking to Russia each month and forced to work in the prostitution industry. (More human trafficking statistics.) Source:  “Nigeria: Monthly 200 Nigerian Girls Are Trafficked to Russia for Prostitution – Envoy,” All Africa, November 21, 2013.

Nigerian Girls in Russia’s Prostitution Industry

According to Nigeria’s Ambassador to Russia, at least 200 Nigerian girls trafficking to Russia each month and forced to work in the prostitution industry. (More human trafficking statistics.) Source:  “Nigeria: Monthly 200 Nigerian Girls Are Trafficked to Russia for Prostitution – Envoy,” All Africa, November 21, 2013.

Illegal Alcohol Deaths in Russia in 2010

It was previously reported that up to 42,000 people were dying in Russia each year due to consuming counterfeit alcohol and other illegally made alcohol. After increase monitoring and enforcement by Russian security services, the number of deaths dropped to around 12,000 in 2010. In an example of the smuggling, one man stopped in 2013… Continue reading Illegal Alcohol Deaths in Russia in 2010

Costs of Consumer Cybercrime in 2013

In 2013, the global costs associated with cybercrimes against consumers was reported to be $113 Billion, according to a report by computer security firm Symantec. The average cost per victim of cybercrime was $298, a 50 percent increase from the average costs in 2012. Consumers in the United States had the highest costs associated with… Continue reading Costs of Consumer Cybercrime in 2013