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Law enforcement agencies in India seized 85,409 ampules of synthetic drugs in 2012 on the border between India and Bangladesh. In 2011, police seized 75.857 ampules from drug traffickers.
Human traffickers purchase young girls for $250 from their families and force them to work in the prostitution trade. Up to 90 percent of the prostitutes in Bangladesh take a steroid in order to appear older and be able to service more clients in a day, with most averaging around 15 clients a day.
40 percent of citizens in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldives reported that they paid a briber to a government worker. The police were the largest recipients of the bribes. Up to two-thirds of people in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan who had contact with the police paid a bribe during the year.
An estimated 250 to 300 people in Bangladesh sell their organs for money in the country each year.
Police in Bangladesh arrested two organ traffickers after they reportedly purchased kidneys from poor villagers at prices between $2,000 to $3,000 (150,000 to 200,000 Bangladesh Takas).
An estimated $5 Billion in goods is smuggled on the black market between India and Bangladesh each year. In comparison, the official trade between the two countries is worth less than $3 Billion a year. Various items such as cattle, fruits, spices and DVDs are smuggled from India into Bangladesh. Small arms, fake currency, and fish oil are among the items that are smuggled from Bangladesh into India.
Due to poaching and the trafficking and smuggling of wildlife, 8 animal species in Bangladesh have become extinct within the last couple decades. In addition, almost all of its native wildlife is currently classified as critically endangered due to black market.
The Bangladesh Government reported that there were 1,311 women and children who were officially identified as victims of human trafficking in Bangladesh between 2004 to 2010. The figure is broken down by 730 women and 581 children.
According to the Department of Narcotics Control in Bangladesh, about 100,000 people are involved in drug trafficking in Bangladesh, with a majority based out of the capital Dhaka. Out of the 100,000 people, thirty percent are believed to be women and children.