Crystal Meth In Iran

A teenager who sells crystal meth in Tehran, Iran, told the media that he sells a gram of crystal meth for about $5. Buyers of meth in Iran include many students and middle-class workers. According to the dealer, meth is more expensive than heroin in Iran, and many young people in Iran see crystal meth… Continue reading Crystal Meth In Iran

Pakistan Losses to Tuna Fish Smuggling

The seafood and fishing industry in Pakistan loses at least $50 Million a year to tuna fish smuggling, according to the WWF-Pakistan. Nearly 200 tons of tuna is illegally smuggled into Iran each day through the Gwadar port of Balochistan. Yellow fin tun is sold in Pakistan for up to $2 per kilogram. (See more… Continue reading Pakistan Losses to Tuna Fish Smuggling

Prostitution Prices in Tehran, Iran

According to user submitted data, the price of sex charged by street prostitutes in Tehran, Iran is between $50 to $65. Customers pick up the prostitutes while driving on the streets of Tehran. In general, the asking rate is $65, but the payment price is usually lowered to $50. The customer brings the prostitute back… Continue reading Prostitution Prices in Tehran, Iran

Counterfeit Cosmetics in Iran

Criminal justice programs in Iran show that 80 to 90 percent of all cosmetics that are imported into Iran are counterfeits. Most of the counterfeit cosmetics are manufactured in China, Thailand or Turkey, according to security experts. Due to the high rate of fakes, dermatologists in Iran recommended their patients to only use domestic cosmetic… Continue reading Counterfeit Cosmetics in Iran

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

Number of Human Smuggling Deaths in Australia

Between October 2001 and June 2012, the Australian Crime Commission reported that 964 people died while attempting to reach Australia for asylum purposes. 605 of the deaths occurred between October 2009 and June 2012. A majority of the people who died who were attempting to reach Australia originated from Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.… Continue reading Number of Human Smuggling Deaths in Australia

Job Losses in Iran Due to Smuggling

An official with the Industry Ministry in Iran reported that up to $14 Billion worth of goods is smuggled into the country each year. If the illicit activities of the smuggling was legitimate, it would create up to 200,000 jobs in Iran. During the 2012-2013 Iranian year, custom agents investigated 80,000 smuggling cases. The smuggled… Continue reading Job Losses in Iran Due to Smuggling

Penalties by Foreign Assets Control

According to BankersAccuity, the United States Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control handed out 16 penalties in 2012. The office is charged with enforcing economic and trade sanctions. In the first 5 months of 2013, the office has already issued 11 penalties. 9 of the penalties issued in 2013 involved firms violating sanctions placed on… Continue reading Penalties by Foreign Assets Control

Price to Hire Crystal Meth Smugglers From Iran to Thailand

Security officers in Thailand arrested two men from Iran who were attempting to smuggle crystal meth pellets into the county. The two men had a total of 139 pellets filled with crystal meth that they swallowed in order to bring into Thailand. If the crystal meth was sold on the streets, officials say that the… Continue reading Price to Hire Crystal Meth Smugglers From Iran to Thailand