Human smugglers in Mecca charge between $53 and $260 (200 to 1,000 Saudi Rials) to pilgrims making the annual trip to Mecca, known as the hajj.
30 percent of the job visas that are issued in Saudi Arabia end up being sold in the country’s black market.
There are over 2 million workers in Saudi Arabia who are holding job visas purchased on the black market.
According to Custom Officials from the United Arab Emirates, between 5 to 10 people are caught attempting to be smuggled into Saudi Arabia every day. The human smugglers often attempt to stow away in trucks as the vehicles enter Saudi Arabia.
According to a auto parts supplier, up to half of all deaths caused by automobile accidents in Saudi Arabia are caused by the use of counterfeit auto parts. The parts are generally 20 to 30 percent cheaper to buy when compared to legitimate auto parts.
In 2008, 24.3 metric tons of amphetamines were seized around the world, with 15.3 metric tons seized in the Middle East. 12.8 metric tons of amphetamines were seized in Saudi Arabia alone in 2008.
Counterfeit Auto Parts in Saudi Arabia is estimated to worth $3.4 Billion (13 Billion Riyal). Half of all auto accidents that lead to deaths in Saudi Arabia in 2007 was caused by counterfeit auto parts.
The counterfeit goods market in Saudi Arabia is estimated to be $4 Billion.