Number of Drug Addicts in Thailand

According to statistics from the Office of the Narcotics Control Board and the Narcotics Suppression Bureau, there are 1.3 million people in Thailand who are addicted to drugs. This translates to roughly 2 percent of Thailand’s population. Out of the 1.3 million drug addicts in the country, 250,000 have been prosecuted at one time and… Continue reading Number of Drug Addicts in Thailand

Number of Guns in Civilian Hands in Thailand

According to a study by the Small Arms Survey, there are an estimated 10 million firearms and guns circulating in the hands of civilians in Thailand. The price of buy a gun in Thailand costs about $2,600 on the black market, according to previous reports. (More prices of AK-47s and other guns on the black… Continue reading Number of Guns in Civilian Hands in Thailand

Price of a Kidney Sold in Thailand

Security forces in Cambodia arrested two Cambodia men for organizing a kidney selling ring in Thailand. The men ran an organ trafficking ring that sent 5 people to hospitals in Thailand with fake documents in order to have their kidneys removed. According to police officials, the men sold the kidney’s for $10,000 (325,000 Thai Baht).… Continue reading Price of a Kidney Sold in Thailand

Price of a Human Trafficking Victim from Myanmar to Thailand’s Fishing Industry

A man from Myanmar told a reporter from the Associated Press that he was sold by a human trafficking broker to a Thailand fishing boat for $616. The man originally thought that he was going to work on the boat for 6 months, yet ended up working for over a year. During the time, the… Continue reading Price of a Human Trafficking Victim from Myanmar to Thailand’s Fishing Industry

Number of Elephants Killed by Poaching in 2013

Based on statistics released by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), there were at least 20,000 elephants killed world wide by poachers in 2013 for their ivory tusks. The number of elephants killed was slightly down from the 22,000 elephants killed in 2012 and the 25,000 poached in 2011. At the end… Continue reading Number of Elephants Killed by Poaching in 2013

Estimated Illegal Gambling on the 2014 World Cup in Thailand

A survey by the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce found that an estimated $1.3 Billion (43.5 Billion Thai Baht) in illegal gambling bets is expected to be placed in Thailand during the 2014 World Cup Tournament. By comparison, an estimated $789 Million (25.7 Billion Baht) is expected to be spent on consumer goods… Continue reading Estimated Illegal Gambling on the 2014 World Cup in Thailand

Number of Cambodian Loggers Killed by Thai Security Forces

According to media reports, security agents in Thailand killed at least 69 loggers from Cambodia in 2013 who were attempting to illegally cut down timber in Thailand. The rate of violence between loggers and security and environmental protection officials in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar have increased in recent years due to the demand… Continue reading Number of Cambodian Loggers Killed by Thai Security Forces

Human Trafficking Prosecution in Thailand in 2013

Criminal justice reports from Thailand state that there were 386 human trafficking cases prosecuted in the court system in Thailand in 2013. 483 people faced human trafficking charges from the cases. Back in 2010, Thai authorities brough 38 human trafficking cases to court and prosecuted 64 people. (Additional human trafficking statistics here.) Source:  Kavi Chongkittavorn,… Continue reading Human Trafficking Prosecution in Thailand in 2013

Price of Black Market Passports in Thailand

A black market passport dealer from Myanmar who was working in Bangkok explained to a reporter about the illegal passport trade in Thailand. According to the dealer, there are three types of passports that are available for sale on the black market: Stolen passports, real passports that the owner is selling in order to make… Continue reading Price of Black Market Passports in Thailand

Income from Selling a Passport in Thailand

Police in Phuket, Thailand report that a foreigners can sell their passports on the black market in Phukett and receive up to $200. The foreigner can then report to their home embassy that they have lost their passport and receive a new one. (Fake id cards and passports for sale on the black market.) Between… Continue reading Income from Selling a Passport in Thailand