Meth Injection Rates Across Asia

Surveillance by public health programs and criminal justice agencies indicate that 11 percent of all amphetamine and crystal meth users in China inject the drug. In Cambodia, the rate of injection rate is 12 percent, and in Thailand the rate is 9 percent. In Australia,where  3.4 percent of the population abuses amphetamine type stimulants, around… Continue reading Meth Injection Rates Across Asia

Number of Money Laundering Convictions in Australia

During a ten year span, 15 people were convicted for human trafficking crimes in Australia, according to research conducted by the Australian Institute of Criminology. 8 of the 15 were women. The institute found that all of the women traffickers were born in the same foreign country as the victims and typically came from the… Continue reading Number of Money Laundering Convictions in Australia

Racketeering by Bikies in Australia

Security services in Australia estimate that outlaw biker gangs generate up to $9 Billion (10 Billion Australian Dollars) in annual revenues each year through various racketeering methods. Bikies account for up to two thirds of the total organized crime revenue that is generated in Australia. Over the past 10 years, the number of bikie gangs… Continue reading Racketeering by Bikies in Australia

Price for Black Market Passports and Visas to Australia

The news program Four Corners in Australia reported that human smugglers sell passports and visa documents to Australia for $15,000 (16,000 AUD). The black market sellers claimed that a recent customer purchased a valid visa and passport issued by Bahrain, and was able to use the documents to board a plane to Australia. The smugglers… Continue reading Price for Black Market Passports and Visas to Australia

Illegal Tobacco Entering Australia in 2013

According to a study conducted by KPMG, 1,433 tonnes of illegal tobacco was smuggled into Australia in 2013, an increase of 154 percent from the previous year. 13.3 percent of all tobacco sales in Australia were of black market cigarettes. With taxes and fees included, people in Australia pay nearly $20 Australian dollars for a… Continue reading Illegal Tobacco Entering Australia in 2013

Baby Boomers Receiving Drug Treatment in Australia

Statistics from the Australian Institute for Health, Welfare, Alcohol and other drug treatment services show that there has been an increase in the number of Australians over the age of 50 entering drug addition treatment programs. Between the time span of 2004 to 2012, the rate of Australians over 50 receiving drug treatment for cocaine… Continue reading Baby Boomers Receiving Drug Treatment in Australia

Lost Tax Revenue due to Cigarette Smuggling in Australia

Australia’s government lost up to $1.1 Billion in tobacco tax revenue in 2012 due to cigarette smuggling activities. Security agencies in Australia 82 million black market cigarettes in 2011. In 2012, the number of illicit cigarettes increased to 122 million. 2.7 billion cigarettes were smoked in the country in 2012 that were purchased without the… Continue reading Lost Tax Revenue due to Cigarette Smuggling in Australia

Methamphetamine Addiction in Victoria, Australia

In 2010 to 2011, the number of people being treated for methamphetamine addiction in Victoria, Australia was reported to be 3,369. In 2011 to 2013, the number of meth addicts seeking treatment increased to 4,886, an increase of 77 percent. (More facts about meth addiction.) The number of ambulance calls related to meth and amphetamines… Continue reading Methamphetamine Addiction in Victoria, Australia

People Smuggler’s Fee for Transport to Australia

People smugglers operating in Australia were charging asylum seekers up to $10,000 to be smuggled into Australia, according to reports from criminal justice programs. In 2012, police identified 278 boats that was carrying  asylum seekers and operated by people smugglers. In the first six months of 2013, nearly 196 boats were identified by police. Data… Continue reading People Smuggler’s Fee for Transport to Australia

Number of Human Smuggling Deaths in Australia

Between October 2001 and June 2012, the Australian Crime Commission reported that 964 people died while attempting to reach Australia for asylum purposes. 605 of the deaths occurred between October 2009 and June 2012. A majority of the people who died who were attempting to reach Australia originated from Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.… Continue reading Number of Human Smuggling Deaths in Australia