Due to increased competition in the human smuggling market, in 2010 the price paid by Iraqis wishing to be smuggled into Australia was between $988 (1,000 Australian Dollars) to $1977 (2,000 Australian Dollars). In previous years when there were not as many human smugglers, the price paid by migrants was $10,000.
In 2008, the United States Department of State reported that up to 30 percent of refined fuels in Iraq were being smuggled to the black market.
Human smuggling of Iraqis into the United Kingdom between 2007 and 2008 was costing $10,500 (7,500 British Pounds) a person. The human smuggling gang, who is believed to have smuggled 1,000 people into the UK, would often charge up to $21,000 (14,000 British Pounds) to people who were desperate to leave Iraq.
In 2009, Dubai customs seized more than a hundred cultural artifacts that were smuggled from Iraq.
After the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, 15,000 items were stolen or looted from the National Museum of Iraq. As of February 2010, only 6,000 items have been returned.
In 2008, 630 arrest warrants were issued against officials suspected of corruption in Iraq, but only 97 people were convicted. In addition, 135 cases of corruption involving 211 people who were mostly from the Oil Ministry were closed down by the decision of senior officials.
Gas and oil smuggling in Kuwait leads to $2.5 Million of diesel a day, or $912.5 Million a year, to be smuggled into Iraq from Kuwait.
Between 2007 and 2009, US Border Patrol Agents apprehended 2, 285 illegal immigrants from China attempting to enter the United States from the US-Mexico border. In addition to the Chinese, those apprehend by Border Patrol included nearly a thousands people from Europe, 80 from Pakistan, 36 from Somalia, 19 from Yemen, 25 from Iraq and 26 from Iran.
Human traffickers bought and sold at least 150 children in the past several years in Iraq. According to the Guardian, the children are being sold by traffickers at prices between $300 to $5,500.
Mothers in Iraq were selling their daughters to human traffickers for prices as high as $30,000 and as low as $2,000. The girls are then trafficked to other countries within the Middle East. Girls as young as 11 and 12 were reported to have been sold into human trafficking.