Losses to Car Maker Nissan from Counterfeits in the UAE

According to company officials, Japanese motor company Nissan losses about $60 Million each year to counterfeit auto parts in the United Arab Emirates. These fake car parts include brake pads, radiators, windscreens and other vehicle parts. In the Gulf Cooperation Council, which includes Baharain, Kuwait, Omanm, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the counterfeit auto… Continue reading Losses to Car Maker Nissan from Counterfeits in the UAE

Money Laundering Cases in Jeddah

Between 2011 to 2013, the criminal justice court system in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia received 53 money laundering cases that targeted 22 Saudi nationals and 31 foreign workers. The cases involved anonymous bank transfers, illegal collection of money, fraud, profiting from public office, and other methods of money laundering. According to financial security experts in the… Continue reading Money Laundering Cases in Jeddah

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

Enforcement Actions Against Counterfeits in Saudi Arabia

Customs Officials in Saudi Arabia reported that is seized around 40 million counterfeit goods within Saudi Arabia in 2013. In addition to the number of fake goods seized, security services also stopped and prevented over 124 million counterfeits from entering the country in 2013. One of the main fake and substandard product that was seized… Continue reading Enforcement Actions Against Counterfeits in Saudi Arabia

Anti-Money Laundering Investigations in Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of the Interior in Saudi Arabia received a total of 3,919 suspicious financial transaction reports about possible money laundering cases between 2012 and 2013. Financial authorities also received 419 notifications about possible terrorism financing activities. The number of institutions reporting suspicious transactions increased by 120 percent from the amount of reports between 2008… Continue reading Anti-Money Laundering Investigations in Saudi Arabia

Captagon in Syria and Lebanon

According to media reports, the price to buy a tablet of Captagon in Syria is between $5 to $20. The market for Captagon in the Middle East has increased in recent years as the war in Syria has continued. Criminal justice officials believe that Syria produced the most Captagon tablets in 2013, surpassing Lebanon as… Continue reading Captagon in Syria and Lebanon

Corruption in Saudi Arabia

The cost of corruption in Saudi Arabia is estimated to cost the Kingdom up to $14.6 Billion (55 Billion Saudi Riyal) a year. In an example of the type of graft occurring in Saudi Arabia, one employee of the Education Department reportedly embezzled nearly $40 Million (150 Million Riyal) in government funds. Across the entire… Continue reading Corruption in Saudi Arabia

Amphetamine Pills in Saudi Arabia

According to the 2013 World Drug Report published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Saudi Arabia accounted for 30 percent of amphetamine seized by government security agencies during the year. The country has 1 percent of the world’s population. The majority of the amphetamine that is taken in the county is in… Continue reading Amphetamine Pills in Saudi Arabia

Captagon in the Middle East

Various criminal justice programs across the Middle East have seen a rise in the amphetamine market in recent years. The trade name of the drug is called Captagon, which was originally created to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The drug was banned from most countries back in 1986, yet cheaper versions containing amphetamine are easily… Continue reading Captagon in the Middle East

Earnings From Kidnapping for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

Security officials estimate that Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has extorted up to $20 Million between 2010 to 2012 from kidnapping and ransom activities. Intelligence agencies in the United States and the United Kingdom believe that kidnapping for ransom is the largest source of revenue for the AQAP. The ransom money paid to… Continue reading Earnings From Kidnapping for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula