Fake and Counterfeit Mobile Phones Sold Around the World

A report by the Mobile Manufacturers Forum reported that 125 million substandard and counterfeit mobile phones were sold around the world in 2011. In 2012, the number of counterfeit phones sold increased to 148 million units. The estimated amount for 2013 was projected to be 1.86 million units. Thus, up to 8 percent of all… Continue reading Fake and Counterfeit Mobile Phones Sold Around the World

Tigers Killed in India in 2013

Data from the Wildlife Protection Society of India shows that 48 tigers were killed by poachers in India in 2013. The number of tigers killed was higher than the 32 tigers poached in 2012. Officials with wildlife charities state that demand for traditional medicine in China is behind the recent rise in tiger poaching in… Continue reading Tigers Killed in India in 2013

Alcohol Smuggling in Delhi, India

Criminal justice officials in India estimate that alcohol smuggling for the purpose of avoiding duties costs the Delhi government up to $40 Million (250 Crore) per year. There is a 60 percent tax on liquor in Delhi. Smugglers purchase bottles of alcohol in the state of Haryana for $35 (2,200 Rupees), where it is sold… Continue reading Alcohol Smuggling in Delhi, India

Drug Trafficking in India by Foreigners

Between 2009 and 2012, security services in India arrested 820 foreign nationals for drug trafficking crimes. Nearly 80 percent of those arrested came from Afghanistan, Myanmar, Nepal and Nigeria. In the four year time period, data from criminal justice programs shows that 224 Nepalis were arrested for drug trafficking in India, followed by 191 Nigerians,… Continue reading Drug Trafficking in India by Foreigners

Financial Fraud Cases in India in 2013

There were a reported 6,034 financial fraud cases in India involving credit and debit cards in 2013, according to statistics released by the Reserve Bank of India. In addition to the fraud cases, there were 2,464 hacking cases registered in 2012. 1440 of the cases were related to the loss of computer resources, and 435… Continue reading Financial Fraud Cases in India in 2013

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

Top Kidnap for Ransom Countries in 2013

Risk consultancy firmĀ  Control Risks released their Risk Map 2014, which highlights the areas of potential threats in 2014. In the report, the company highlighted the countries in 2013 that had the most incidents of kidnapping for ransom during the year. The top 5 countries where kidnapping for ransom took place are as follows: 1.… Continue reading Top Kidnap for Ransom Countries in 2013

Gold Smuggling in India in 2013

The World Gold Council estimates that between 150 to 200 tonnes of gold was smuggled into India in 2013. Officially, there was also 900 tonnes of gold that was imported to the country during the year. ‘ Intelligence officials in India state that most of the gold originates in Dubai, with Singapore also becoming a… Continue reading Gold Smuggling in India in 2013

Illegal Drugs in India Between 2009-2012

Synthetic drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamine seizures increased by over 250 percent in India between 2009 and 2012. Security agents in India seized 12 kilograms of cocaine and 1,244 kilograms of ephedrine (used to make meth) in 2009. By 2012, the kilos of cocaine seized in India increased to 44, and ephedrine seizures rose… Continue reading Illegal Drugs in India Between 2009-2012

Drugs in Punjab, India

According to court testimony for the former Director General of Police (Prisons), the value of drugs that are smuggled in the state of Punjab, India, is worth $9.7 Billion (60,000 Crore Indian Rupees) per year. The former security official stated that many of proceeds from the illegal drug trade went to funding elections of corrupt… Continue reading Drugs in Punjab, India