Economic Value of Prostitution and Illegal Drugs in the UK

According to data released by the Office for National Statistics, the prostitution market in the United Kingdom is worth $8.8 Billion, and the illegal drugs market in the UK is worth $7.3 Billion. The ONS calculates that there are  58,000 prostitutes working across the entire United Kingdom. (Number of prostitutes in the world.) The two… Continue reading Economic Value of Prostitution and Illegal Drugs in the UK

IRA Running a Counterfeit Vodka Operations

Customs officials in Ireland broke up a counterfeit vodka operation that was managed by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) that is estimated to have been a multimillion euro moonshine operation. In a raid by Custom agents, nearly 1110,000 bottles caps, 400,000 fake labels of popular vodka brands, 500 cardboard boxes and a bottling plant was… Continue reading IRA Running a Counterfeit Vodka Operations

Over 10,000 Fake Online Pharmacies Shut Down

A 10 day crackdown against counterfeit drugs coordinated by Interpoal in May 11 to 21, 2014 lead to 8.4 million doses of fake drugs. 237 people were arrested worldwide and 10,603 websites that were selling counterfeit medicines were shut down. Fake pills being sold to the public included diet pills ad controlled pharmacy pills such… Continue reading Over 10,000 Fake Online Pharmacies Shut Down

Fraud Cases Investigated in London

According to statistics reported by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, there were 230,845 cases of fraud record during the 2013/2014 fiscal year in Britain. The figures averages out to over 630 cases of fraud being reported each day. The number of fraud cases reported was 89 percent higher than the previous fiscal year, when 122,240… Continue reading Fraud Cases Investigated in London

Human Trafficking Victims in Scotland in 2013

In 2013,  criminal justice programs in Scotland identified a total of 99 people who were referred to agencies as potential human trafficking victims. Out of that total, 22 victims were under the age of 18. The number of human trafficking victims in Scotland is increasing based on previous data. During a two year period from… Continue reading Human Trafficking Victims in Scotland in 2013

Identity Theft Crimes in the UK in 2013

Over 129,500 people were recorded as victims of identity theft in the United Kingdom in 2013, according to reports to criminal justice programs. The id theft cases accounted for over 60 percent of all fraud cases in the country, according to a fraud prevention service. Over 90 percent of identity theft involving plastic card accounts… Continue reading Identity Theft Crimes in the UK in 2013

Price of Orchids for Sale on the Black Market

An article by the Daily Express in the UK reported on the black market trade in valuable and rare orchids, and the prices that buyers purchase these flowers. A rare Lady’s Slipper orchid, which is so rare that it is given police protection, was found on a golf course in the North of England. The… Continue reading Price of Orchids for Sale on the Black Market

Human Trafficking Victims in the UK in 2013

Statistics from criminal justice programs across the United Kingdom reported that 1,746 people were identified as potential human trafficking victims in 2013, an increase of 47 percent from 2012. The victims of human trafficking in the UK came from 112 different countries. The countries with the highest victims were Vietnam, the United Kingdom, and Albania.… Continue reading Human Trafficking Victims in the UK in 2013

Corruption in Europe

The European Commission for Home Affairs released a study that found the European Union loses at least $162 Billion (€120 Billion) to corruption each year. More than 75 percent of citizens in EU member states believe that corruption is widespread in their country. More than half also stated that they felt corruption was increasing in… Continue reading Corruption in Europe

Abortion Pill Online Cost

According to various media reports, women who are pregnant in the United Kingdom are buying abortion pills at online websites that sell the pill on the black market. The women are paying $128 (£78) for an abortion pill that they buy from websites. The abortion pills are sold by East Asian organized crime gangs selling… Continue reading Abortion Pill Online Cost