Sex Trade Paid by Gold Nuggets in Suriname

in Transnational Crime

Women working as prostitution near the gold mining fields in Suriname can earn up to $2,000 a month.

Many of the prostitutes are paid in gold nuggets. A women stated to the press that she is paid one gram of gold for 20 minuets of sexual activity, and up to 5 grams to spend the entire evening with her customer. She then turns around and sells one gram of gold for $45 (150 Suriname Dollars).

Source: “Prostitution big business in Suriname gold fields,” Stabroek News, January 30, 2012.

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