1. Albania$0.006 Billion ($6 Million)

  2. Black Market Crime in Albania

Albania Security Threats

Data and information about security threats from the black market in Albania. Threat information and security risks are collected from intelligence and security agencies, news articles and other public information sources.

Statistics from criminal justice programs across the United Kingdom reported that 1,746 people were identified as potential human trafficking victims in 2013, an increase of 47 percent from 2012. The victims of human trafficking in the UK came from 112 different countries. The countries with the highest victims were Vietnam, the United Kingdom, and Albania.

1,122 of the potential victims were female. 450 were children.

90 of the trafficking victims were from the United Kingdom, with 63 of them being children.

(More human trafficking statistics.)

Source:  “UK child sex abuse trafficking doubles – National Crime Agency,” BBC News, February 18, 2014.

A village in Albania is reported to be the drug capital of the country.

An estimated 300,000 marijuana plants are cultivated across 60 acres that could potential yield as much as 500 tons of marijuana.

Up to 7,000 residents, or 90 percent of the village population, works in the marijuana cultivation industry.

Security officials believe that up to $6 Billion of marijuana is trafficked out of the village each year.

(Costs of marijuana by country.)

Source:  Besar Likmeta, “Europe’s marijuana capital isn’t Amsterdam,” GlobalPost, August 16, 2013.

Illegal logging in Albania exceeds legal logging by a factor of 10, according to the World Bank.

Source:  Elvis Nabolli, “Illegal Logging Ravages Albania’s Forests,” Balkan Insight, December 16, 2009.