In the first 7 months of 2013, police in Serbia discovered 30 human trafficking victims, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs. 27 of the victims were women, and 22 were minors. During the first 7 months of 2013, police have filled 18 criminal charges related to human trafficking in the country. In 2011, law… Continue reading Human Trafficking Victims Discovered in Serbia
The Government of Serbia reported prosecuting 36 human trafficking cases in 2011. The criminal cases involved 27 cases of sex trafficking and 9 cases of labor trafficking. The cases involved 68 suspected human traffickers. The number of prosecutions in 2011 was down from the 47 human trafficking cases in 2010 involving 99 suspected traffickers in 2010. (More human trafficking… Continue reading Human Trafficking Prosecutions in Serbia Between 2009-2011
Around 120,000 women and children are trafficked in the Balkan countries of Croatia, Montenegro, and Serbia each year, according to the International Organisation of Migration.
Oil smuggling on the black market in Kosovo is estimated to be a $100 Million industry.
The rate of cigarette smuggling in Romania decreased to 11.8 percent in September 2011, down from the 15.7 percent reported in the early summer of 2011. Tobacco smuggling is still down from the previous high of 30 percent in 2010.
An estimated $12.6 Million (9 Million Euros) a year in tax revenue is lost to the Serbian Government due to fuel smuggling.
According to the 2011 International Narcotics Control Strategy released by the US State Department, there are between 30,000 to 100,000 drug addicts in Serbia. Previous to that report, the Public Health Service of Serbia reported that there were 60,000 drug users in the country in 2008. Between January to September 2010, security agencies in Serbia… Continue reading Number of Drug Addicts in Serbia
Organized Crime groups in Serbia have laundered $1.2 Billion (1 Billion Euros) during the 2000 to 2010 decade.