Human smuggling of Iraqis

Due to increased competition in the human smuggling market, in 2010 the price paid by Iraqis wishing to be smuggled into Australia was between $988 (1,000 Australian Dollars) to $1977 (2,000 Australian Dollars).

In previous years when there were not as many human smugglers, the price paid by migrants was $10,000.

Source: Natalie O’Brien, “Smugglers blatantly tout in Iraq,” Sydney Morning Herald, December 19, 2010.