GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Drug Mules Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"Approximately 30% of all international drug couriers arrested worldwide are women."

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"In Colombia, more than half (60%) of drug mules are said to be women."

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"About 20,000 detained drug mules end up in prison in Europe every year."

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"On average, drug mules swallow between 80 and 125 drug filled pellets."

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"Swallowed packets usually contain 5-10 grams of drug each."

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"80% of body packers are male, with an average age of 38 years."

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"Almost 30% of individuals carrying narcotics on or in their bodies die as a result of drug intoxication."

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"Nigeria ranks first globally with 173 cases of drug trafficking via body carriers or drug mules."

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"In 2005, Cape Verde detected 36% of all cocaine seizures in West Africa, largely due to the use of drug mules."

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"From 2008 to 2013, the proportion of women among drug mules in the EU has decreased from around 22% to 18%."

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"Arrests of female drug mules in Jamaican airports dropped by 64% from 2007 to 2011."

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"In 2015, Jamaican authorities arrested 134 drug couriers at the two international airports."

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"In Nigeria, two out of five drug mules are women, many single mothers."

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"Over 75% of all illegal drugs entering Australia are detected in the International mail system, but most of the quantity is seized from drug mules."

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"Argentina has seen a 413% increase in the number of people incarcerated for drug offenses between 2002 and 2015, many of them serving as mules."

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"Almost 60% of the international drug mules caught by Indian authorities were foreigners."

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"In Ireland, up to 100 drug mules are detected every year."

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"May 2021, Philippine's Bureau of Immigration reported that 43 foreign drug mules were arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport out of the 8,273 passengers intercepted."

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"As of 2021, approximately 1,100 foreign nationals are held in UK prisons for drug smuggling offenses, many of them drug mules."

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