Illegal Immigrants Seized from Entering the EU in 2013

Security Agencies guarding the borders of the European Union detected 107,000 people who were attempting to illegally enter the EU in 2013. The number of people detected by security forces was higher than the 75,000 people detected in 2012. Intelligence officials stated that most of the people attempting to be smuggled into the EU or… Continue reading Illegal Immigrants Seized from Entering the EU in 2013

Crystal Meth In Iran

A teenager who sells crystal meth in Tehran, Iran, told the media that he sells a gram of crystal meth for about $5. Buyers of meth in Iran include many students and middle-class workers. According to the dealer, meth is more expensive than heroin in Iran, and many young people in Iran see crystal meth… Continue reading Crystal Meth In Iran

Drugs Seizures in Iran in 2013

Criminal justice agencies in Iran have reported that 570 tons of illegal drugs were seized across the country during the Iranian fiscal year, which fan from March 21,2013 to March 20, 2014. The types of illicit drugs confiscated included opium, heroin, morphine, and hashish. Over 70 percent of the seized narcotics were opium. According to… Continue reading Drugs Seizures in Iran in 2013

Human Smuggling and Human Trafficking Cases in the Netherlands

In 2013, criminal justice programs in the Netherlands investigated 175 cases of human smuggling across the country. The number of smuggling cases were an increase of 25 percent from the human smuggling cases investigated in 2012. An estimated 1,500 people are residing in the Netherlands without proper documents or visas. Most of these individuals originated… Continue reading Human Smuggling and Human Trafficking Cases in the Netherlands

Human Smuggling in Pakistan

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, organized crime groups that facilitate human smuggling are able to generate up to $109 Million a year from transporting illegal migrants around the world. Most of the people that are smuggled are from Afghanistan and Pakistan, and are attempting to enter Australia by traveling by… Continue reading Human Smuggling in Pakistan

Drug Trafficking in India by Foreigners

Between 2009 and 2012, security services in India arrested 820 foreign nationals for drug trafficking crimes. Nearly 80 percent of those arrested came from Afghanistan, Myanmar, Nepal and Nigeria. In the four year time period, data from criminal justice programs shows that 224 Nepalis were arrested for drug trafficking in India, followed by 191 Nigerians,… Continue reading Drug Trafficking in India by Foreigners

Opium Cultivation in Afghanistan in 2013

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reported that the total area in Afghanistan that was planted with opium was 209,000 hectares in 2013. Out of the total area, the potential production of opium was 5,500 tones. The are of opium cultivation in 2013 was the highest levels ever recorded an a 36 percent… Continue reading Opium Cultivation in Afghanistan in 2013

Drug Abuse and Addiction in Afghanistan

There were an estimated 1.6 million drug users in Afghanistan in 2013, roughly 5.3 percent of the country’s population. 10 percent of households across Afghanistan has at least one drug user residing there. In the city of Herat, 20 percent of households has a drug user residing there with roughly 8 percent of the city… Continue reading Drug Abuse and Addiction in Afghanistan

Buying US Military Supplies in Kabul, Afghanistan

According to an investigation by NBC News,  supplies from the United States military are being sold in street markets in Kabul, Afghanistan. Along with whey protein powder, Oakley sunglasses and lemon-scented Pledge, hardware from US security forces are openly sold. Based on the report, high-tech night vision goggles were being sold for $1,500. Firearm scopes… Continue reading Buying US Military Supplies in Kabul, Afghanistan

Russian Gangs Involved in Smuggling Drugs

Russia’s Counter-Narcotics Agency stated that there are nearly 1,900 organized crime groups and 150 major drug cartels that are trafficking illegal drugs into Russia. These illegal networks operate in Central Asia and use 100,000 drug mules to transport heroin from Afghanistan into Russia. Intelligence agencies across Russia estimate that there are over 2,000 drug processing… Continue reading Russian Gangs Involved in Smuggling Drugs