Cost to Buy a Fake ID Card in Malaysia

Human smugglers offer migrants and other individuals travel “packages” that smuggles them into Malaysia and provides them with a new identity. According to a report by the New Straits Times, smugglers offer packages for $771 (2,500 Malaysian Ringgit) that would smuggle a person into Malaysia and provide them with fake identification. (More prices about fake… Continue reading Cost to Buy a Fake ID Card in Malaysia

Arms and Human Smuggling on the Jordan – Syria Border

Government security agencies in Jordan seized 300 percent more weapons and firearms on its border with Syria in 2013 when compared to 2012. 900 weapons, 24 vehicles, and 6 million illegal drug pills were seized while attempting to be smuggled into Jordan. Along with the black  market items, nearly 1,600 people were caught attempting to… Continue reading Arms and Human Smuggling on the Jordan – Syria Border

Human Smuggling From the United States into Canada

In 2011, security services in Canada arrested 487 people attempting to be smuggled into Canada. from the United States.  In 2010, there were 308 arrests. There were more people attempting to be smuggled into Canada from the US than going from Canada to the US.  In 2011, there were 360 people who were arrested for… Continue reading Human Smuggling From the United States into Canada

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

Decline in Shark Fin Prices Leads to Human Smuggling in Indonesia

In 2013, wildlife charities launched educational campaigns that aimed to lower the consumption of shark fin. Fisherman would cut the fins off of sharks in order to be used in soups that were served in high-end restaurants in Hong Kong and China. The results of the campaigns have been very successful, as many restaurants no… Continue reading Decline in Shark Fin Prices Leads to Human Smuggling in Indonesia

Human Smuggling Fee from Syria to Europe

Refugees from Syria are paying boat operators $3,000 for a one-way trip to Europe, according to a report by Foreign Policy. The Syrians who are escaping the conflict are traveling to Europe, where they board boats off the coast of Alexandria. The journey takes up to two weeks to cross the Mediterranean sea. The journey… Continue reading Human Smuggling Fee from Syria to Europe

Illegal Immigration Causes Dinghy Cost to Rise in Africa

In the middle of 2013, criminal justice officials in Spain and other countries in Europe have reported an increase in migrants attempting to be smuggled into EU territory. Most of the migrants are departing from Morocco, where the distance to cross over the ocean is just 9 miles to reach the coast of Spain. Due… Continue reading Illegal Immigration Causes Dinghy Cost to Rise in Africa

Migrants Being Smuggled Into Italy by Boat

Between July 1 and August 10, 2013, nearly 9,000 migrants were smuggled into Italy by boat, according to Italy’s Interior Ministry. In the August 2012 to August 2013 time span, over 24,000 migrants entered Italy by boat. Security officials stated that in most years migrants are originally from sub-Sahara Africa and enter Italy to look… Continue reading Migrants Being Smuggled Into Italy by Boat

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

Illegal Immigrants Entering Israel in 2012

The Government of Israel estimates that over 10,000 immigrants illegally entered the country in 2012. Criminal justice officials believe that most of the immigrants were from African countries such as Eritrea and Sudan. Many of the immigrants hire the use of human smugglers to guide them across the Sinai peninsula, yet do not complete the… Continue reading Illegal Immigrants Entering Israel in 2012