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
Tax enforcement officials in Malaysia investigated 175 cases of counterfeit cigarette sales in the country between 2012 through September 2013. The value of the black market cigarettes seized by security agencies was worth $36,000 (117,800 Malaysian Ringgit). A legitimate pack of cigarettes with taxes included is sold for $2.17 (7 Ringgit). A counterfeit pack is… Continue reading Price of Counterfeit Cigarettes 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
Wildlife enforcement officials in Malaysia stated that the pangolin is the most trafficked animal in the illegal wildlife trade market in Malaysia. Between 2010 and July 2013, officials broke up 50 cases of wildlife smuggling. In those cases, wildlife officers seized nearly 1,500 pangolins. In 2013, a pangolin was being sold on the black market… Continue reading Most Trafficked Animal In Malaysia
In the first six months of 2013, criminal justice officials reported investigating 85 cases of diesel smuggling. The value of the diesel seized by officials was worth $101,000 (323,000 Malaysian Ringgit.) In 2012, there were a total of 168 cases of diesel smuggling worth $470,000 (1.5 Million Ringgit.) Diesel smuggling in Malaysia occurs due to… Continue reading Diesel Smuggling Cases in Malaysia
In the first five months of 2013, officials sealed 77 illegal dens and conducted 148 gambling inspections. It also submitted 70 requests to the electric company to shut down electricity to the illegal gambling dens. Despite these enforcement measures, officials report that there are at least 1,435 illegal gambling dens operating in the state. Source: … Continue reading Illegal Gambling Dens in Selangor, Malaysia
Between 2008 and 2012, wildlife protection officers from the Department of Wildlife and National Parks discovered 2,377 snares and traps that were laid by poachers in protected areas. The traps were designed to capture animals and wildlife of the illegal wildlife trade. Source: P. Aruna, “Wildlife traders netting sales online,” The Star (Malaysia), June 11,… Continue reading Number of Poaching Traps Destroyed in Malaysia
Pangolins were being sold on the black market in Asia at prices as high as $1,000 for the entire pangolin. The pangolin is considered to be a delicacy in Asia and is scales are used for various medicinal purposes. In a span of 18 months, intelligence reports claim that a criminal trafficking organization in Malaysia… Continue reading Price of a Pangolin for Sale
According to a media report in October 2012, there were around 700 people on death row in Malaysia for drug trafficking crimes. Around 600 of the people sentenced to deaths were Malaysians and 75 people were from Indonesia. Outside of Malaysia, there were around 250 Malaysians who were arrested for drug smuggling and are sentenced… Continue reading Number of People on Death Row in Malaysia for Drug Trafficking
In the Malaysian district of Kota Setar, police reported seizing 4,194 computer gaming machines that were used to process illegal gambling activities between January to August 2012. The machines were seized over the course of 708 operations.
During the same time period in 2011, police seized 1,230 computers with illegal gambling games installed. Police conducted 204 raids during that time period.