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

Human Smuggling Fee from Syria to Europe

Refugees from Syria are paying boat operators $3,000 for a one-way trip to Europe, according to a report by Foreign Policy. The Syrians who are escaping the conflict are traveling to Europe, where they board boats off the coast of Alexandria. The journey takes up to two weeks to cross the Mediterranean sea. The journey… Continue reading Human Smuggling Fee from Syria to Europe

Human Trafficking in Lebanon of Syrians

According to the Internal Security Force, most human trafficking victims discovered in Lebanon are people from Syria. In 2009, out of the total 86 human trafficking victims found in Lebanon, 56 of them were from Syria. In 2010, there were 8 victims from Syria in 2010, and 27 Syrian victims in 2011 and 2012. In… Continue reading Human Trafficking in Lebanon of Syrians

Undocumented Foreign Workers in Syria

At the time of the uprising and civil war in Syria in 2011 to 2012, there were an estimated 10,000 foreign workers in Syria. According to the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs, up to 90 percent of those workers were undocumented. They were in the country either through human smuggling activities or victims of human trafficking.

AK-47 Price in Syria

At the start of 2012, the black market price for an AK-47 increased to $2,100 as the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad continued. Before the uprising and protests, the cost for an AK-47 in Syria was reported to be $1,200.