According to the Food and Drug Administration, heroin was the most abused drug in Taiwan in 2012. Between January and October, 66.8 percent of substance abuse cases handled by the criminal justice system involved heroin. It was the sixth straight year that heroin was the most abused drug in Taiwan. After heroin, amphetamine accounted for… Continue reading Drug Abuse in Taiwan
In the first half of 2012, the Ministry of the Interior reported over 21,000 violations of the Drug Abuse Prevention Act in Taiwan. Law enforcement seized 2,338 kilograms of illegal drugs and detained 22,459 suspects from January to June 2012. The number of cases investigated by criminal justice programs declined by 4 percent when compared to the… Continue reading Drug Violations in Taiwan in First Half of 2012
A man was arrested in Thailand for smuggling the corpses of human infants. Police report that the corpses were to be used in black magic rituals in Taiwan. The human remains were purchased for $6,300 (4,000 British Pounds), and would have been sold for $36,000 on the black market in Taiwan.
According to the Collective of Sex Workers and Supporters in Taiwan (COSWAS), there are over 100,000 prostitutes working in the sex industry in Taiwan, with over two million customers.
Cigarette smuggling in Taiwan brings in up to 100 million black market cigarette packs each year. The cigarettes are sold on the black market at prices between $1.13 to $1.4 (35 to 45 Taiwan Dollars). About one in every twenty five smokers uses black market cigarettes in Taiwan.
According to a lawsuit filed in Taiwan, 8 Japanese Porn companies lose $31 Million (1 Billion Taiwan Dollars) a year to piracy in Taiwan.
Cigarette smuggling in Taiwan leads to losses of $156 Million (5 Billion Taiwanese Dollars). The Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Corporation states that almost 10 percent of the cigarette market in Taiwan consists of black market cigarettes.
Prostitution in Taiwan is estimated to generate $1.84 Billion (60 Billion Taiwan Dollars) a year in revenue.
A wildlife smuggler who poached a bear can sell the dead bear intact on the black market in Taiwan for $4,500.