Mothers Selling Daughters in Cambodia

A mother in Cambodia told CNN in an interview that she sold her virgin daughter to a human trafficker for $500. Prior to sale, the mother took the child to a doctor and had her examined to ensure that the hymen  was still intact. After the examination, the doctor issued a “certificate of virginity” that… Continue reading Mothers Selling Daughters in Cambodia

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

Price of Pangolin Meat and Scales

In Cambodia, one of the most popular wildlife that was trafficked in 2013 was the pangolin. According to wildlife conservation officials, the meat of a pangolin is sold on the black market for $300 per kilogram. The pangolin’s scales, which is used for medicinal purposes, is sold for $3,000 per kilogram. Across Asia, the average… Continue reading Price of Pangolin Meat and Scales

Timber Smuggled into Vietnam

Environmental activists estimate that up to 80 percent of the timber that is processed in Vietnam was smuggled into the country from Cambodia and Laos. It is also alleged that the Vietnamese military assists in the smuggling of illegal timber. The amount timber estimated to be smuggled into Vietnam in 2013 was higher than the… Continue reading Timber Smuggled into Vietnam

Pirated Software for Sale in Retail Stores in Cambodia

Over 96 percent of retail stores surveyed in Cambodia were selling pirated software with the sale of personal computers, according to research conducted by Microsoft. Out of 54 computer stores, the company found only 2 stores that were offering legitimate copies of Windows with newly purchased computers. The high rate of software piracy is attributed… Continue reading Pirated Software for Sale in Retail Stores in Cambodia

Cambodians Sold in Pattaya

A charity in Thailand states that children from Cambodia are sold to human traffickers for $300 and end up working in Pattaya, Thailand. According to a report in the BBC, Pattay is  “A sleazy tourist town on the Gulf of Thailand, it has become infamous as a sordid magnet for trafficked children and paedophiles.” (More… Continue reading Cambodians Sold in Pattaya

Human Smuggling Market into Thailand

Migrants from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos reportedly pay human smugglers up to $192 Million a year in order to be smuggled into Thailand. Most of the revenue for smugglers is generated from Myanmar, where migrants pays an estimated $183 Million to human smugglers to bring them into Thailand. Migrants from Cambodia pay $4.7 Million, and… Continue reading Human Smuggling Market into Thailand

Human Trafficking in Thailand and Cambodia

A threat assessment published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reported that there are 275 human trafficking victims in Cambodia and 3,750 victims of trafficking in Thailand each year. Each human trafficking victim generates up to $45,000 in gross revenue for the human trafficker, creating a market of $181 Million a  year.… Continue reading Human Trafficking in Thailand and Cambodia

Percentage Cut for Corrupt Wildlife Ranger

Wildlife traffickers are able to get up to 30 kilograms of ivory from a single elephant. If the market value of the a kilogram is $300, then the ivory from a single elephant would generate up to $9,000 on the black market. According to a report in the Guardian, a corrupt wildlife ranger who allows… Continue reading Percentage Cut for Corrupt Wildlife Ranger

Orphans in Cambodia as of 2013

According to a report by the Associated Press, in 2013 there were 100,000 children living in orphanages in Cambodia. An anti-trafficking organization in the country estimates that up to 70 percent of the orphans have at least one parent living. Source:  Associated Press, “Cambodia shuts foreign-run orphanage accused of beating children, human trafficking,” Washington Post,… Continue reading Orphans in Cambodia as of 2013