44 tons of opium was produced in North Korea in 2005, according to estimates.
Citizens of North Korea attempting to be smuggled out of the country and into China pay human smugglers between $2,000 to $10,000.
An estimated 50,000 to 100,000 North Koreans are believed to be living in China.
Published reports have stated that the as many as 500,000 North Koreans may have been to China and returned back to North Korea over the past ten years.
Every year, between 8,000 to 10,000 North Koreans illegally cross into China.
United States Authorities have seized around 50 Million Counterfeit Dollars known as Supernotes that originated from North Korea.
North Korea earns an estimated $20 million annually from selling counterfeit US dollars.
41 billion counterfeit cigarettes produced each year in North Korea and are then sold in China, Japan, and the United States.
So how does North Korea Officials seize films that are banned in North Korea? Reuters mentions one method: One analyst said a routine tactic used by North Korean police is to cut the electricity to apartment blocs before a raid and then go to each home to check what is on video tapes or DVDs… Continue reading Seizing Contraband Films in North Korea
Drug trafficking by North Korea generates $500 Million for the state, making it the world’s third largest opium trafficker and the world’s sixth largest heroin trafficker.