The international stolen phone market is approximately $30 billion per year, and there’s a huge funnel for the lucrative devices straight to Columbia. As reported by the Huffington Post, the illegal smartphone operation is just as dangerous, profitable, and illegal as its cocaine counterpart. Sometimes, they are even smuggled together.
Columbia’s stolen phone problem is so bad, the government has gone as far as making this bloody video to demonize the purchase of stolen phones. Read more