950 different criminal groups were involved in drug trafficking in 2004.
The Associated Press reported that “Russian crime gangs smuggle beluga caviar in suitcases, fetching $4,450 per kilogram in the retail market.”
According to a report by TRAFFIC, “Worldwide, the number of ivory seizures averages 92 cases a month – or three per day.”
In 2007, the Italian Mafia was estimated to have a turnover of over $120 Billion. 7 percent of Italy’s economic output was filtered off by organized crime.
Voice of America News has an article highlighting the black market trade in adoptions that is currently taking place in Guatemala. Every year, thousands of people from the United States visit the Central American nation of Guatemala, not just for tourism, but to adopt babies. Last year, more than 4,000 Guatemalan children were adopted by… Continue reading Illegal Adoptions in Guatemala