Criminal justice programs in Jordan recorded 17 human trafficking cases in the country in 2013. The cases involved 54 males and 27 females who were reported as trafficking victims. The number of trafficking cases handled by the criminal justice system increased from the 12 cases handled in 2012. However, there were 29 human trafficking cases… Continue reading Human Trafficking Cases in Jordan in 2013
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
According to a Philippine Congressman, woman who travel overseas to the Middle East have become victims of human trafficking. In one instance, a labor official working in Jordan was pimping out a Filipino woman for $1,000 a night to customers in the country. The Philippine government states that over 10.4 million migrants from the Philippines… Continue reading Filipino Prostitute Prices in Jordan
The Associated Press quoted a 19 year old woman who was offering sex for $7 at a refugee camp in Jordan. The woman stated that she averages $70 per day selling her body. A man also told the AP that he was offering his wife for $70 for the entire day. There was also a… Continue reading Prostitution of Syrian Women at Refugee Camps
Jordan’s National Library Department Director General reported to the media that pirated Play Station games were the most common smuggled item from Syria into the country in 2012. After pirated video games, the popular pirated items were DVDs, music discs and software. Due to the conflict in Syria, the smuggling of pirated goods into Jordan… Continue reading Popular Pirated Items in Jordan in 2012
The National Library Department reported that up to 25 percent of software used in computer labs at small to medium sized private schools in Jordan are pirated copies. Across the entire country, the piracy rate of software in 2011 was reported to be 58 percent. In the first month of 2013, over 95 cases of… Continue reading Pirated Software in Jordan Schools
Number of intellectual property violations in Jordan in 2012.
Finance officials in Jordan estimate that tax evasion in the country causes losses of $1.1 Billion (800 Million Jordanian Dinar).
In 2011, authorities in Jordan seized over 524 tons of illicit drugs such as cocaine, hashish, heroin and opium. Also seized was 9 million pills of Captagon, a stimulant drug prescribed to children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Captagon is the most common type of narcotic that is smuggled into the country.
Authorities in Jordan uncovered 80 cases of organ trafficking in 2007.