Drug Arrests and Seizures in Australia in 2012-2013

Reports by criminal justice programs in Australia found that drug trafficking activities in the country were increasing and that the arrests and seizures for illegal drugs reached an all time high. In the Fiscal Year of 2012-2013, security personnel in Australia arrested 101,749 people for drug crimes. During the course of their investigations, police made… Continue reading Drug Arrests and Seizures in Australia in 2012-2013

Business Software Piracy Cases in Australia in 2013

According to the Business Software Association, 16 cases of businesses using pirated software were settled in Australia in 2013. The fines and settlements paid out by the businesses totaled $483,785 (536,050 Australian). The settlements paid out for pirated software was 20 percent higher than the amount paid out in 2012. The BSA reported that almost… Continue reading Business Software Piracy Cases in Australia in 2013

Drug Dealer Earnings in Australia

A drug dealer in Australia stated that he makes up to $30,000 (35,000 Australian Dollars) a week selling cocaine to users across the country. (Income from illegal jobs.) Criminal justice programs in Australia have reported that the amount of cocaine entering the country has increased in recent years. In 2011, border security officials detected 486… Continue reading Drug Dealer Earnings in Australia

Steroids in Australia

Data from the Australian Crime Commission shows that there are more people arrested for steroid use in Queensland than in any other state in Australia. 58 percent of all steroids arrests in Australia in 2011 to 2012 took place in Queensland. According to preliminary data collected from national criminal justice programs, Queensland will also have… Continue reading Steroids in Australia

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

Steroids Use in New South Wales

A survey of 2,400 drug injecting users in Australia found that the taking of performance enhancing drugs increased sharply amongst young men in the country. 74 percent of people in New South Wales who started injecting drugs into their bodies injected performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs) in 2013.  In 2003, the number who started… Continue reading Steroids Use in New South Wales

Contraband Smuggling in New South Wales Prisons

In 2013, officers with various criminal justice programs in Australia charged 173 visitors of inmates with crimes for attempting to smuggling contraband into prisons. Nearly 600 people were additionally refused entry into the prison after being discovered to be carrying contraband. Most of the visitors who were charged or denied entry were women. The Commissioner… Continue reading Contraband Smuggling in New South Wales Prisons

Street Price of Heroin in Perth, Australia

According to reader submitted information to Havocscope, the street price of a gram of heroin in Australian city of Perth is $500. To buy a quarter gram, the reported price is $200, and for half a gram the street price is $350. The submitted information was based upon street prices as of January 1, 2014.… Continue reading Street Price of Heroin in Perth, Australia

Drugs in Sri Lanka

In 2012, security services in Sri Lanka seized a total of 33 pounds of drugs that were being trafficked. In 2013, the amount of hard drugs seized increased to 660 pounds. Criminal justice officials believe that most of the drugs originate from India, and the traffickers use Sri Lanka as a transit hub for shipments… Continue reading Drugs in Sri Lanka