The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency broke up a criminal ring that was selling counterfeit erectile dysfunction drugs in the country.…
The Korea Customs Service reported that it seized $1.79 Billion (1.89 Trillion Won) from currency related crimes between January to…
In December 2012, South Korean company Hyundai Heavy Industries reportedly paid $192,100 in ransom to release six workers who had…
According to a survey by the Ministry of Gender Equality & Family, there are 147,000 women working as prostitutes in…
There are an estimated 200,000 minors in South Korea who have runaway from home. 60 percent of these youths are females. Around half of the estimated runaways in South Korea have worked as an underage prostitute, according to government statistics.
Police in the southern Seoul district of Gangnam broke up a prostitution ring that were operating out of studio apartments in the district. Out of 24 different locations, each prostitution house serviced up to 65 customers per day, who each paid $117 (130,000 South Korean Won).
There are at least 1,000 Asiatic Black Bears in South Korea that are farmed for their bear bile. In China, there are a reported 12,000 bears that are farmed for their bile.
30 percent of South Korean tourists who visit China purchase bear bile products and bring it back to their home country. This act is a violation of international trade laws.
In 2011, a reported 2,706 North Koreans defected from the country and entered South Korea.
Between January and March 2012, there were 366 North Korean defectors. Between April and June 2012, there were 385 defections.
After the death of Kin Jong Il, the number of defections dropped by 42 percent in the first half of 2012. South Korean officials attribute the drop in defections to increased security. The crackdown on defections have caused the price to bribe a border guard to increase. In 2012, the cost of a bribe was reported to be $6,000, compared to $1,000 a few years ago.
It was previously reported that it costs a defector up to $7,000 to smuggle a person from North Korea into China and eventually South Korea.
There are an estimated 50,000 women from South Korea working in the sex trade in Japan. In the United States, there are an estimated 30,000 South Korean women working as prostitutes.
Every year, North Korean defectors living in South Korea are sending an estimated $10 Million to family and villages in North Korea. The 23,000 defectors send the money is bundles of $500 to $1,000 at a time. The amount of the bundles are enough to feed a family for one year in North Korea.