Global Methamphetamine Seizures in 2012

According to statistics released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). security agencies worldwide seized 36 tons of methamphetamine in 2012. Back in 2008, a total of 12 tons of meth was seized around the world. (Cost of meth per gram.) In 2012, nearly 45 percent of the worldwide total of meth… Continue reading Global Methamphetamine Seizures in 2012

Seizures of Heroin in NYC in first 5 Months of 2014

In the first five months of 2014, anti-narcotics agents in New York City seized 288 pounds of heroin within the city. The heroin seized was worth about $40 to $60 Million on the black market. In all of 2013, security agents seized a total of 175 pounds of heroin. (How much does heroin cost per… Continue reading Seizures of Heroin in NYC in first 5 Months of 2014

Prescription Drug Abuse by Older Americans

Data and statistics from the United States Government estimated that there were 336,000 people in the United States over the age of 55 who were misusing or addicted to prescription pain relievers in 2012. Data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration showed that the figures for 2012 were 132,000 higher than 10… Continue reading Prescription Drug Abuse by Older Americans

Amount the US Government Spends on Drug Addiction Research

In the fiscal year 2013, the United States Federal Government spent $320 Million on drug addiction research, according to a report by the Cincinnati Enquirer. The amount of federal spending was down 20 percent when compared to the inflation adjusted amount of $402 Million in 2010. When adjusted for inflation, the amount of federal spending… Continue reading Amount the US Government Spends on Drug Addiction Research

Prices to Buy Fake Degrees Online

A man in the United States plead guilty in federal court for fraud after being arrested for selling fake diplomas. Between 2003 and 2012, the man sold up to $5 Million worth of fake degrees and diplomas for fake schools that he created. None of the colleges that he made diplomas for had any faculty… Continue reading Prices to Buy Fake Degrees Online

Top Selling Drug Dealer on Silk Road

The self proclaimed top drug dealer on the online black market website Silk Road plead guilty in US federal court in May 2014. Connelis Ja Slomp, aka “SuperTrips”, is a 23 year old man from the Netherlands made over $3 Million in revenue from selling drugs on Silk Road. According to court documents, the man… Continue reading Top Selling Drug Dealer on Silk Road

Domestic and Overseas Printing of Fake US Dollars

In the 2013-2014 fiscal year, agents with the Secret Service in the United States seized $88.7 Million in counterfeit dollars within the U.S. Nearly 60 percent of the fake dollar bills seized were made by using inkjet or laser printers. Overseas, Secret Service agents seized $68.2 Million in counterfeit dollars during the fiscal year. Most… Continue reading Domestic and Overseas Printing of Fake US Dollars

Cost to Bribe a TSA Baggage Screener

A baggage screener working for the Transportation Security Administration at Los Angeles Airport was sentenced to six years in federal prison for taking bribes to let cocaine pass through the station. According to court documents, the woman was paid at least $2,400 for each incident where she let a suitcase filled with cocaine to pass… Continue reading Cost to Bribe a TSA Baggage Screener

Marijuana Tax Collected in First Two Months in Colorado

Sate officials the US State of Colorado reported on the tax collected from the state’s legalized marijuana program. Marijuana smoking became legalized in the state at the start of 2014. In the time span of January and February 2014, the state of Colorado collected about $4.2 Million in sales and excise taxes on recreational marijuana.… Continue reading Marijuana Tax Collected in First Two Months in Colorado

Cost to Smuggle a Cuban Baseball Player to the United States

Based on previous intelligence and reports, the average price that a person from Cuba pays to human smugglers to be transported across the Florida Straits to the United States is $10,000. A United States Federal Security Agent testified that when the person being smuggled out of Cuba is a potential Major League Baseball Player, then… Continue reading Cost to Smuggle a Cuban Baseball Player to the United States