Price of Elephant Ivory in China in 2014

According to reports from wildlife organization Save the Elephants, the price for raw ivory in China was $2,100 per kilogram. Back in 2010, the price of the ivory was $750 per kilo. Between 2010 and 2012, up to 33,000 elephants were poached and killed on average each year. (See the price of elephants for sale… Continue reading Price of Elephant Ivory in China in 2014

Examples of the Size of Illegal Gambling on the World Cup

Two cases of illegal gambling syndicates in Asia highlight the amount of money being wagered on the 2014 World Cup. Police in Macau broke up a ring that took in $645 Million during the opening matches. 22 people were arrested by police in China, Hong Kong and Malaysia. The syndicate was operating out of three… Continue reading Examples of the Size of Illegal Gambling on the World Cup

Number of Elephants Killed by Poaching in 2013

Based on statistics released by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), there were at least 20,000 elephants killed world wide by poachers in 2013 for their ivory tusks. The number of elephants killed was slightly down from the 22,000 elephants killed in 2012 and the 25,000 poached in 2011. At the end… Continue reading Number of Elephants Killed by Poaching in 2013

Price to Buy Vietnamese Wife Increasing in China

Police in Vietnam broke up a human trafficking ring where women were being sold as brides to men in China. According to media reports, the men were paying $11,800 (250 Million Vietnamese Dong) for the women in 2014. In June of 2013, Chinese men were caught paying $5,700 (120 Million Vietnamese Dong) for Vietnamese women… Continue reading Price to Buy Vietnamese Wife Increasing in China

Illegal Waste Smuggling in China in 2013

Security agencies in China confiscated 976,500 metric tons of illegal waste materials that was in the process of being smuggled, according to the Customs Department. The amount of waste material seized in 2013 was 150 percent higher than in 2012. The illegal waste was intercepted over the course of 221 cases, a threefold increase from… Continue reading Illegal Waste Smuggling in China in 2013

Global Methamphetamine Seizures in 2012

According to statistics released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). security agencies worldwide seized 36 tons of methamphetamine in 2012. Back in 2008, a total of 12 tons of meth was seized around the world. (Cost of meth per gram.) In 2012, nearly 45 percent of the worldwide total of meth… Continue reading Global Methamphetamine Seizures in 2012

Over 10,000 Fake Online Pharmacies Shut Down

A 10 day crackdown against counterfeit drugs coordinated by Interpoal in May 11 to 21, 2014 lead to 8.4 million doses of fake drugs. 237 people were arrested worldwide and 10,603 websites that were selling counterfeit medicines were shut down. Fake pills being sold to the public included diet pills ad controlled pharmacy pills such… Continue reading Over 10,000 Fake Online Pharmacies Shut Down

Number of Cambodian Loggers Killed by Thai Security Forces

According to media reports, security agents in Thailand killed at least 69 loggers from Cambodia in 2013 who were attempting to illegally cut down timber in Thailand. The rate of violence between loggers and security and environmental protection officials in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar have increased in recent years due to the demand… Continue reading Number of Cambodian Loggers Killed by Thai Security Forces

Unreported Gaming Revenue in Macau

A gaming analyst in Macau told the South China Morning Post that an estimated $90 Billion in gaming revenue in Macau was unreported in 2013. Officially, the gaming industry and casinos in Macau reported $45 Billion in revenue in 2013. (Additional illegal gambling statistics.) One of the main methods of avoiding currency controls is through… Continue reading Unreported Gaming Revenue in Macau

Earnings for a Human Trafficker in Vietnam

Public security officials in Vietnam arrested a human trafficker in April 2014 who was trafficking women from Vietnam into China. According to media reports, the human trafficker was being paid $470 (10 Million Vietnamese Dong) to bring women across the Chinese border. The human trafficking of women from Vietnam into China has been growing in… Continue reading Earnings for a Human Trafficker in Vietnam