Counterfeit drugs and medicines are worth an estimated $650 Million in Mexico.
In Russia, counterfeit drugs comprise of 3.5 percent to 12 percent of the total pharmaceutical drug market. Some experts believe it to be as high as 20 percent in the year 2005.
Counterfeit drugs in Kenya is estimated to be wroth $130 Million.
Up to 30 percent of the medicines and drugs sold in Africa are counterfeit.
According to the International Policy Network, some drug products in China “have a counterfeit prevalence ranging between 50 and 85 percent.”
As of 2005, there were an estimated 20 million lost or stolen passports circulating the world. These passports are at risk of being doctored and used as counterfeit identification.
In a database maintained by Interpol, 14 million lost or stolen identity documents are listed.
Fake IDs are often including in the smuggling fees for undocumented immigrants who are smuggled from Mexico.While in the United States, undocumented immigrants are able to purchase identifications from flea markets and other vendors for $75 to $300. Papers available for purchase include Social Security cards, Driver Licenses, and Green Cards.
The human smuggling industry in China charges people between $10,000 to $25,000 to purchase a fraudulent passport, and between $3,000 to $5,000 to alter the photo of a passport.
In Thailand, a basic counterfeit passport is able to be created in 2 hours for $245. For a higher quality counterfeit passport, the price rises to $1,000 to $1,250.