Gangs Extort Money from Truckers in Pakistan

Organized crime gangs operating in Pakistan collect up to $2.5 Million (270 Million Pakistani Rupees) each year from extortion threats to truck drivers. According to the truckers union, over $37 Million (4 Billion Rupees) have been collected by organized crime groups in the past 15 years. Drivers of 10 wheel trucks are forced to pay… Continue reading Gangs Extort Money from Truckers in Pakistan

Cigarette Smuggling Industry in Pakistan in 2012

Pakistan Tobacco Company (PTC) stated in their annual report that 18.4 percent of total cigarette sales in Pakistan in 2012 were either smuggled or were counterfeit cigarettes. The black market tobacco trade created over $1.9 Million (2 Billion Pakistani Rupee) in losses to the legitimate tobacco industry in Pakistan. Between 2007 and 2012, the illicit… Continue reading Cigarette Smuggling Industry in Pakistan in 2012

Kidnapping For Ransom Cases in Karachi in 2012-2013

In the first 6 months of 2013, criminal justice programs in Pakistan reported there were 74 kidnapping for ransom cases in the Pakistani city of Karachi. In 2012, there were a total of 132 people who were kidnapped for ransom in the city. The Pakistani Supreme Court conducted an investigation and found that many kidnapping… Continue reading Kidnapping For Ransom Cases in Karachi in 2012-2013

Cases of Forced Marriage Investigated in the UK

The Forced Marriage Unit in the United Kingdom’s Foreign Office investigates up to 1,500 cases a year. Nearly half of the cases of forced marriage investigated involve marriages with individuals in Pakistan. 11 percent of the cases involve Bangladesh, and 8 percent involve India. The remaining cases are spread out to over 50 different countries.… Continue reading Cases of Forced Marriage Investigated in the UK

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

Girls Under 18 Who are Married Around the World

According to the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW),  there are an estimated 51 million girls under the age of 18 who are married worldwide. In addition to the minors who are already married, the ICRW estimates that an underage girl gets married every three seconds, or 10 million child marriages during the year.… Continue reading Girls Under 18 Who are Married Around the World

Crystal Meth Use and Market in Pakistan

An estimated 50,000 to 80,000 people in Pakistan abuse crystal meth, according to treatment officials in the city. A typical meth user in the country spends between $5 to $10 (500 to 1,000 Pakistani Rupees) on purchasing the drug each day in the city of Karachi. In the country, meth is more expensive than heroin.… Continue reading Crystal Meth Use and Market in Pakistan

Price to Buy a Kidney in Pakistan

A Canadian woman traveled to Pakistan in order to purchase a kidney transplant. The woman told the CTV News that she paid $10,000 for the operation. After returning to Canada, the kidney she received failed and later exams found that the kidney was no longer functioning. (More prices of organ trafficking and illegal kidney transplants.)… Continue reading Price to Buy a Kidney in Pakistan

Iranian Fuel Smuggling Into Pakistan

In March 2013, diesel smugglers in Pakistan were selling a liter of fuel in $1.06 (104 Pakistani Rupee), less than the official price of $1.14 (112 Rupee). The fuel was smuggled into the black market from Iran. Traders of the black market diesel estimated between 100 to 130 fuel tankers that each hold between 25,000… Continue reading Iranian Fuel Smuggling Into Pakistan