Amount of Money a Drug Mule Can Make Smuggling Drugs into Spain

According to security officials in Peru, drug traffickers offer people between $6,670 to $9,300 (€5,000 to €7,000) to smuggle illegal drugs into Spain.

A kilogram of cocaine sells for $45,000 in Europe.

In 2012, at least 248 foreigners were arrested at Peru’s Lima airport attempting to smuggle drugs to the United States, Europe and Asia. 62 of the arrested drug smuggles were from Spain.

(Price of cocaine by country.)

Source:  AFP, “Peruvian drug traffickers prey on young Europeans,” Google News, August 22, 2013.