Marijuana Seizures at US – Mexico Border Each Year

According to a report by the International Narcotics Control Board, over 1,000 tonnes of marijuana is seized by United States security agents along the US / Mexico border each year. The marijuana seized by US customs represented 94 percent of all marijuana seized around the world in 2013. Back in 2010, law enforcement officials estimated… Continue reading Marijuana Seizures at US – Mexico Border Each Year

Tax Evasion in Puerto Rico

Economics and tax officials in Puerto Rico estimate that the territory fails to collected an estimate $800 Million in tax revenue from due to unreported income each year. The island currently has a 7 percent sales tax that residents avoid through the use of cash transactions. According to data from the US Treasury, over 80… Continue reading Tax Evasion in Puerto Rico

Earnings for Human Smugglers on the US Border

According to a report by the United Nations, an estimated $6.6 Million was made in 2010 by human smugglers bringing in illegal migrants to the United States. The revenue was generated by migrants paying anywhere between $150 to $100,000. The fees charged by the smugglers was dependent on the immigrants country of origin. Charges covered… Continue reading Earnings for Human Smugglers on the US Border

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

Price of a Human Trafficking Victim from Myanmar to Thailand’s Fishing Industry

A man from Myanmar told a reporter from the Associated Press that he was sold by a human trafficking broker to a Thailand fishing boat for $616. The man originally thought that he was going to work on the boat for 6 months, yet ended up working for over a year. During the time, the… Continue reading Price of a Human Trafficking Victim from Myanmar to Thailand’s Fishing Industry

Illegal Waste Smuggling in China in 2013

Security agencies in China confiscated 976,500 metric tons of illegal waste materials that was in the process of being smuggled, according to the Customs Department. The amount of waste material seized in 2013 was 150 percent higher than in 2012. The illegal waste was intercepted over the course of 221 cases, a threefold increase from… Continue reading Illegal Waste Smuggling in China in 2013

Number of Arrests for Cheating at Las Vegas Casinos per year

According to security officials with the Nevada State Gaming Control Board, around 500 people are arrested each year for attempting to cheat at casinos in the state of Nevada. Out of the total number of arrested, nearly a third of those arrests are casino employees. Security experts stated that increased video technology and ultraviolet and… Continue reading Number of Arrests for Cheating at Las Vegas Casinos per year

Human Trafficking and Prostitution in Massachusetts

A sworn affidavit by a special agent with Homeland Security stated that gangs in Boston, Massachusetts are turning away from drug dealing and are increasing its activities in the human trafficking and prostitution markets due to its profitability. Several experts interviewed by the Boston Herald stated that prostitution is currently the number one way for… Continue reading Human Trafficking and Prostitution in Massachusetts