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

Price to Buy Vietnamese Wife Increasing in China

Police in Vietnam broke up a human trafficking ring where women were being sold as brides to men in China. According to media reports, the men were paying $11,800 (250 Million Vietnamese Dong) for the women in 2014. In June of 2013, Chinese men were caught paying $5,700 (120 Million Vietnamese Dong) for Vietnamese women… Continue reading Price to Buy Vietnamese Wife Increasing in China

Price of Human Trafficking Victims in Cambodia

According to anti-trafficking officials in Cambodia, a woman sold a 16 year old girl from Vietnam to a man for $2,500. The woman was selling the girl’s virginity to the man, who was to meet the girl at a hotel in Cambodia. The price was for the trafficking victim to be with the “rich man”… Continue reading Price of Human Trafficking Victims in Cambodia

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

Earnings for a Human Trafficker in Vietnam

Public security officials in Vietnam arrested a human trafficker in April 2014 who was trafficking women from Vietnam into China. According to media reports, the human trafficker was being paid $470 (10 Million Vietnamese Dong) to bring women across the Chinese border. The human trafficking of women from Vietnam into China has been growing in… Continue reading Earnings for a Human Trafficker in Vietnam

Corruption Cases in Vietnam in 2013

According to criminal justice reports in Vietnam, there were 278 corruption trials held within the court system of Vietnam in 2013. In addition to the court cases, government investigators discovered at least 80 new cases of fraud invovling the misuse of state funds. In a recent case of corruption in the country, state security agents… Continue reading Corruption Cases in Vietnam in 2013

Kidney Prices in Vietnam

Security officers broke up an organ trafficking ring that was bringing people from Vietnam to China in order to conduct kidney transplant surgeries. Police in Vietnam found that 8 people sold their kidneys for money, with 2 of them being taken to China in order to obtain the surgery. 5 of the people were siblings.… Continue reading Kidney Prices in Vietnam

Counterfeit Goods Cases in Vietnam in 2014

Security officers in Vietnam reported that its agencies investigated over 25,000 cases of counterfeit goods entering the country in the first 4 months of 2014. According to officials, up to 80 percent of the counterfeit goods sold in Vietnam originates from China. On average, enforcement agents with the Ministry of Industry and Trade investigate 90,000… Continue reading Counterfeit Goods Cases in Vietnam in 2014

Number of Prostitutes in Vietnam

According to statistics from the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, there were nearly 33,000 prostitutes working in Vietnam in 2013. The number of sex workers in Vietnam was 9 percent higher than the number working in 2012. (Number of prostitutes in the world.) The areas with the most prostitutes in Vietnam was in… Continue reading Number of Prostitutes in Vietnam

Timber Smuggled into Vietnam

Environmental activists estimate that up to 80 percent of the timber that is processed in Vietnam was smuggled into the country from Cambodia and Laos. It is also alleged that the Vietnamese military assists in the smuggling of illegal timber. The amount timber estimated to be smuggled into Vietnam in 2013 was higher than the… Continue reading Timber Smuggled into Vietnam