Drug Smuggling Cases Through Soekarno-Hatta Airport in 2013

Through mid November 2013, security agents at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Indonesia recorded 83 cases of drug smuggling. The number of cases was higher than the 39 cases reported in 2012 and the 52 cases reported in 2011 by criminal justice programs. Among the way that smugglers were bringing in drugs into the country… Continue reading Drug Smuggling Cases Through Soekarno-Hatta Airport in 2013

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

Illegal Logging and Corruption Impact in Indonesia

A report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) states that the Indonesian government has lost over $7 Billion in revenue from 2007 to 2011 due to illegal logging activities and government corruption. In 2011 alone, the estimated lost revenue was over $2 Billion, which HRW stated is more than the government’s entire budget for the… Continue reading Illegal Logging and Corruption Impact in Indonesia

Earnings of Child Pimps in Indonesia

According to the National Commission for Child Protection, there have been 21 girls between the ages of 14 to 16 who have been caught pimping out other girls in Indonesia in 2013. One 17 year old girl told the Associated Press that she started pimping girls at the age of 14. At the peak of… Continue reading Earnings of Child Pimps in Indonesia

Organized Crime Racketeering Profits in Indonesia

According to estimates by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, organized crime racketeering in Indonesia generates up to $1 Billion a year. Most of the funds is generated through illegal drug trafficking. Illegal logging activities also contribute to their black market income. Source:¬† Hotli Simanjuntak, “Indonesia must address transnational crimes: UNODC,” Jakarta Post,… Continue reading Organized Crime Racketeering Profits in Indonesia

Indonesia Top Source of Cyber Attacks Worldwide

During the second quarter of 2013, cloud-computing firm Akamai reported that 38 percent of cyber attacks worldwide was traced back to IP addresses located in Indonesia. The number of attacks from Indonesia increased from 21 percent in the first three months of 2013. China previously had the most cyber attacks sourced to its country, with… Continue reading Indonesia Top Source of Cyber Attacks Worldwide

Sea Turtle Egg Smuggling

The World Wildlife Fund in Indonesia reported that smugglers are profiting from the price difference in sea turtle eggs in Indonesia and Malaysia. In Indonesia, the price of a single turtle egg at local markets costs $0.13 (1,500 Indonesian Rupiah). In Malaysia, the price of a single turtle egg is $0.23 (2,600 Rupiah). Turtle egg… Continue reading Sea Turtle Egg Smuggling

Examples of Corruption in Indonesia

In an example of the amount of bribes that are paid out in Indonesia, the Chief Justice of the country’s constitutional court was arrested in 2-13 after accepting a bribe of more than $250,000. The bribe was paid out in regards to a disputed election case. In another example, the head of the oil and… Continue reading Examples of Corruption in Indonesia

Losses to Oil Theft in Indonesian in First Half of 2013

Security officers with oil company Pertamina in Indonesia state that up to $22 Million (250 Billion Indonesian Rupiah) was lost to oil theft between January 1 to July 23, 2013. In 2012, the company lost $52 Million to oil theft. An international report on oil theft and smuggling reported that the Petamina pipeline in South… Continue reading Losses to Oil Theft in Indonesian in First Half of 2013

Shark Fins and Shark Catches in Malaysia

Between 2000 and 2009, Malaysia imported 6,898 tonnes of shark fins, according to data released by CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). Between 2002 and 2011, fisherman¬† caught 231,212 tonnes of sharks in the waters surrounding Malaysia. The shark catch figures for the country represented 2.9 percent… Continue reading Shark Fins and Shark Catches in Malaysia