Facebook place of trade prohibited goods

The smugglers have yet to find a list of the problems that the world’s largest social networking site has to deal with. Facebook has become a place to trade prohibited goods, such as ivory or rhinoceros horns.

Facebook has more than 1.5 billion users worldwide, so it’s a pretty good place to promote and trade with your products. Unfortunately, these are not just legal goods but also those whose sale is strictly forbidden.

The British Guardian describes the results of an 18-month investigation by the Commission for Justice, Wildlife, which points to the fact that smugglers increasingly use Facebook to sell their goods. These are smuggled animals, as well as ivory or rhinoceros horns.

Investigators visited the Vietnamese village of Nhi Khe, where they discovered that over the last year, smugglers on the sale of prohibited goods through Facebook and WeChat, earned over $ 53 million. And it’s just one village profit and generated by 51 sellers, so you can only imagine how big are smugglers’ incomes on a global scale.

Smugglers do their business on Facebook with closed groups that can only be accessed by one of its members. This way their reporting is much more difficult because to do this you have to be in this group. And it is unlikely that one of its members would want to cut off the ivory.