Amount of Money an Antique Looter Can Earn

in Transnational Crime

According to the former head of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, a looter who steals antiques and artifacts only receives 1 percent of the final sale price. The other 99 percent in earnings are shared by the middleman and dealer.

(See more cash profits from illegal under the table jobs.)

Source:  Associated Press, “Pakistan Struggles With Smuggled Buddhist Relics,” ABC News, October 4, 2012.

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