Based on previous intelligence and reports, the average price that a person from Cuba pays to human smugglers to be…
The Justice Minister of Cuba reported that the government convicted 224 people for pimping activities in 2012. Seven individuals were…
A man in the US State of Florida was selling counterfeit Cuban birth certificates to illegal immigrants in the United…
State media in Cuba reported that authorities in the country seized 20,240 pounds (9,181 kilograms) of illicit drugs in 2011, the majority of which was marijuana. In addition, law enforcement detected 399 aerial drops of drugs to boats on its way to smuggle the drugs into the United States, an increase from the 108 aerial drops detected in 2010.
Black market producers of cigars in Cuba purchase materials illegally in order to manufacture unlicensed Cuban Cigars. Black market cigars are purchased for $8 for 25 cigars, with the boxes to hold the cigars sold for $5. Rings to insert onto the cigar are sold for the black market price of $30.
Before the 1959 revolution led by Fidel Castro in Cuba, there were an estimated 100,000 prostitutes working in the sex trade in the country.
In the Fiscal Year 2011, authorities in the United States seized around 1,700 people from Cuba who were attempting to enter the U.S., which was a 100 percent increase from the 831 people seized in Fiscal Year 2010.
The U.S Customs and Border Patrol office at Chicago’s O’hare airport seizes between 10 to 12 Cuban cigars a week.
Over 80 percent of the computers in Cuba are believed to be using pirated copies of Microsoft.Pirated video games are sold for the equivalent of $2, and movies still showing in US theaters are regularly shown on state-owned television stations.
Human smuggling from Cuba to the United States through Mexico costs up to $10,000 per person. The route is usually by boat into Mexico and then across the US-Mexico border. An estimated 10,000 Cubans are smuggled into Mexico each year on their way to the United States.