Examples of the Size of Illegal Gambling on the World Cup

Two cases of illegal gambling syndicates in Asia highlight the amount of money being wagered on the 2014 World Cup. Police in Macau broke up a ring that took in $645 Million during the opening matches. 22 people were arrested by police in China, Hong Kong and Malaysia. The syndicate was operating out of three… Continue reading Examples of the Size of Illegal Gambling on the World Cup

Number of Elephants Killed by Poaching in 2013

Based on statistics released by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), there were at least 20,000 elephants killed world wide by poachers in 2013 for their ivory tusks. The number of elephants killed was slightly down from the 22,000 elephants killed in 2012 and the 25,000 poached in 2011. At the end… Continue reading Number of Elephants Killed by Poaching in 2013

Illegal Online Gambling in Malaysia

Security officials estimate that illegal online gambling syndicates earn up to $2.4 Billion (7.9 Billion Malaysian Ringgit) a year from illegal gambling activities in Malaysia. Intelligence by enforcement agencies shows that online bookies are able to make a daily profit of $3,112 (10,000 Ringgit) from illegal gamblers in the Malaysia. A start-up gambling website with… Continue reading Illegal Online Gambling in Malaysia

Ecstasy for Sale in Malaysia and Singapore Price

In a media report in Asia, drug abusers from Singapore stated that they regularly travel to Malaysia in order to obtain drugs such as ecstasy and to party in Malaysian clubs. According to one Singaporean who was at a club in Malaysia, the price for one ecstasy pill cost $2.38 (3 Singaporean Dollars). By comparison,… Continue reading Ecstasy for Sale in Malaysia and Singapore Price

Illegal Python Skin for Sale in Europe

According to wildlife conservation groups, up to $1 Billion worth of illegally grown python skins are being imported into Europe each year. The black market trade in python skins helping to meet the demand for python skin handbags sold by Gucci and other luxury brands. The legal market for python skins has grown from $137… Continue reading Illegal Python Skin for Sale in Europe

Price of Orchids for Sale on the Black Market

An article by the Daily Express in the UK reported on the black market trade in valuable and rare orchids, and the prices that buyers purchase these flowers. A rare Lady’s Slipper orchid, which is so rare that it is given police protection, was found on a golf course in the North of England. The… Continue reading Price of Orchids for Sale on the Black Market

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

Cigarette Brands Smuggled into Vietnam

The Vietnam Tobacco Association states that over 100 different brands of cigarettes are smuggled into Vietnam each year. The brands Jet and Hero are the most popular, with the two brands consisting of over 90 percent of the smuggled tobacco in the country. Roughly 20 percent of the country’s tobacco market is smuggled cigarettes. Most… Continue reading Cigarette Brands Smuggled into Vietnam

Cost to Buy a Pirated Movie in Malaysia

Intellectual property experts in Malaysia state that the cost to produce a pirated DVD that is sold on the streets is $0.16 (.50 Malaysian Ringgit.) The pirated DVD sellers are able to sell the discs on the streets for $0.95 to $1.58 (3 to 5 Ringgit). Source:  Rashvinjeet S. Bedi, “Criminologist lauds crackdown on pirated… Continue reading Cost to Buy a Pirated Movie in Malaysia