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

Number of Organs Bought by Saudis on the Black Market

According to the director of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplants, over 400 people from Saudi Arabia are believed to have bought organs from organ trafficking markets between 2012 and 2013. There were 190 incidents of organs bought by Saudis in 2012, and 220 cases of organs being bough from black markets in China, Egypt… Continue reading Number of Organs Bought by Saudis on the Black Market

Drugs Seizures in Iran in 2013

Criminal justice agencies in Iran have reported that 570 tons of illegal drugs were seized across the country during the Iranian fiscal year, which fan from March 21,2013 to March 20, 2014. The types of illicit drugs confiscated included opium, heroin, morphine, and hashish. Over 70 percent of the seized narcotics were opium. According to… Continue reading Drugs Seizures in Iran in 2013

Human Smuggling in Pakistan

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, organized crime groups that facilitate human smuggling are able to generate up to $109 Million a year from transporting illegal migrants around the world. Most of the people that are smuggled are from Afghanistan and Pakistan, and are attempting to enter Australia by traveling by… Continue reading Human Smuggling in Pakistan

Top Kidnap for Ransom Countries in 2013

Risk consultancy firm¬† Control Risks released their Risk Map 2014, which highlights the areas of potential threats in 2014. In the report, the company highlighted the countries in 2013 that had the most incidents of kidnapping for ransom during the year. The top 5 countries where kidnapping for ransom took place are as follows: 1.… Continue reading Top Kidnap for Ransom Countries in 2013

HIV Infection Rate of Heroin Addicts in Pakistan

According to statistics from criminal justice programs in Pakistan, up to one million people in the country are addicted to heroin. Half of the heroin addicts use needles and inject the drug while using. Of the 500,000 who are heroin injectors, nearly 30 percent, or 150,000 people, are infected with HIV. All of the heroin… Continue reading HIV Infection Rate of Heroin Addicts in Pakistan

Substance Abuse by Commercial Truck Drivers

In a study of global commercial truck drivers, nearly half of drivers tested postive to using alcohol when driving, and 30 percent used amphetamines to stay awake during long trips. The study conducted by the Universidada Estadual de Londrina in Brazil found that the number of users varied widely by country. In Brazil, 91 percent… Continue reading Substance Abuse by Commercial Truck Drivers

Child Beggars in Islamabad, Pakistan

Media reports state that organized child beggars in Islamabad, Pakistan earn between $1.88 to $2.36 (200 to 250 Pakistani Rupees). At the end of the day, all money earned by the children are turned over to the ring leader. Criminal justice officials state that many of the children are recruited, trained, and relocated to popular… Continue reading Child Beggars in Islamabad, Pakistan

Number of Slaves in the World as of 2013

According to study released by Australian NGO Walk Free Foundation, there are 29.8 million people living as slaves in the world as of 2013.¬† The foundation defined slaves as people who are in forced labor conditions, victims of human trafficking, children who were bought and sold, and women forced into marriage. India has the most… Continue reading Number of Slaves in the World as of 2013

Kidnapping For Ransom Cases in Karachi, Pakistan in 2013

Criminal justice officials in the Pakistani city of Karachi reported that there were 148 cases of kidnapping for ransom in the first 9 months of 2013, the highest number of kidnappings reported in the city in two decades. 129 cases have been solved. Intelligence analysts state that there are mainly 5 kidnapping groups operating in… Continue reading Kidnapping For Ransom Cases in Karachi, Pakistan in 2013