Price to Hire a Drug Smuggler in Asia

A man from Pakistan was arrested in Indonesia while he was attempting to smuggling packs of heroin to Thailand. When arrested at the airport, the man had 767 capsules in his stomach that contained 966 grams of heroin. (How much does heroin cost?) According to criminal justice officials, the man reportedly stated that he was… Continue reading Price to Hire a Drug Smuggler in Asia

Number of Wildlife Seized from Illegal Trade in 2013

The Wildlife Conservation Office in Thailand released its figures of the number of wildlife and animals that it seized from wildlife traffickers in 2013. According to the department, about 10,700 live animals, 1,348 carcasses of dead animals, and 3,293 kilograms of various animals parts were seized from wildlife traffickers in Thailand in 2013. 642 people… Continue reading Number of Wildlife Seized from Illegal Trade in 2013

Global Raids Against Counterfeit Food

In Febraury 2014, Interpol and Europol reported on global raids conducted against producers and sellers of counterfeit foods. In total, over 1,200 tonnes of counterfeit and substandard food and nearly 430,000 liters of counterfeit beverages were seized across 33 countries. 96 people were arrested by various criminal justice programs during the investigation. Highlights of the… Continue reading Global Raids Against Counterfeit Food

Steroids in Australia

Data from the Australian Crime Commission shows that there are more people arrested for steroid use in Queensland than in any other state in Australia. 58 percent of all steroids arrests in Australia in 2011 to 2012 took place in Queensland. According to preliminary data collected from national criminal justice programs, Queensland will also have… Continue reading Steroids in Australia

Meth Trafficking and Yaba in Thailand

The Office of  the Narcotics Control Board in Thailand released its statistics on meth trafficking arrests in Thailand for 2013. According to figures from criminal justice programs, there were 431,000 drug related arrests across Thailand in 2013. The number of arrests have been increasing each year, with 386,000 arrests in 2012 and 224,000 arrests in… Continue reading Meth Trafficking and Yaba in Thailand

Human Smuggling Deaths and Revenue in 2013

According to statistics collected by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at least 2,360 migrants died while attempting to cross borders around the world in 2013. For sea-based crossing by boats, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa, and the waters surrounding Indonesia and Thailand saw a number of deaths of migrants attempting to cross… Continue reading Human Smuggling Deaths and Revenue in 2013

Remittance from Sex Workers in Thailand

According to the International Labor Organization, sex workers in the major cities of Thailand send an estimated $300 Million a year of their earnings back home to their families in rural areas. The amount of money that is sent back home to rural areas by the prostitutes is more money than any form of government… Continue reading Remittance from Sex Workers in Thailand

Human Trafficking Victims in Japan

The Polaris Project, an non-governmental organization, estimates that there are up to 54,000 human trafficking victims that are bought and sold in Japan each year. In an article with the Bangkok Post, the report highlighted cases where women from the Philippines, Thailand and South Korea were trafficked to Japan in order to work in the… Continue reading Human Trafficking Victims in Japan

Meth Injection Rates Across Asia

Surveillance by public health programs and criminal justice agencies indicate that 11 percent of all amphetamine and crystal meth users in China inject the drug. In Cambodia, the rate of injection rate is 12 percent, and in Thailand the rate is 9 percent. In Australia,where  3.4 percent of the population abuses amphetamine type stimulants, around… Continue reading Meth Injection Rates Across Asia