Colombia Security Threats

Data and information about security threats from Colombia’s black market. Intelligence data and other security information collected from government agencies, news reports and other public information sources.

Half of all seized counterfeit dollars in 2003 originated from Colombia.

(All counterfeit money statistics.)

 

The financial value of coca produced in Colombia based on farm-gate prices was $623 million in 2008. This figure is down from the $934 million value in 2007.

 

Child trafficking within Colombia is estimated to impact between 6,000 to 11,000 children each year.

The children who become victims of human trafficking are forced to become child soldiers and other forced labor conditions.

(More facts about human trafficking here.)

 

45,000 to 50,000 people from Colombia are believed to be involved in prostitution activities around the world.

The US State Department reports that a majority of those who are prostitutes are victims of human trafficking.

(See the prices of prostitutes around the world.)

 

Illegal drug sales and production generates $500 Million to $1 Billion for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 2007.

(Value of the world black market.)

 

Cocaine produced in Colombia supplies 70 percent of the world’s cocaine market in 2006.

(More facts about cocaine.)

 

The World Health Organization and Reuters produced a factsheet stating the top five locations where organ trafficking occurs. The countries are as follows:

1. China

2. Pakistan

3. Egypt

4. Colombia

5. Philippines

(Prices of illegal organs and kidney transplants.)