Cigarette Brands Smuggled into Vietnam

The Vietnam Tobacco Association states that over 100 different brands of cigarettes are smuggled into Vietnam each year. The brands Jet and Hero are the most popular, with the two brands consisting of over 90 percent of the smuggled tobacco in the country. Roughly 20 percent of the country’s tobacco market is smuggled cigarettes. Most… Continue reading Cigarette Brands Smuggled into Vietnam

Human Trafficking Victims in the UK in 2012

Reports from various criminal justice departments in the United Kingdom showed that there were a total of 371 children who fell victim to  human trafficking in 2012. The number of children officially registered as victims was 50 percent higher than the 234 children identified in 2011. In 2012, the largest number of children trafficked into… Continue reading Human Trafficking Victims in the UK in 2012

Stolen Dog Industry in Vietnam for Meat

An estimated 5 million dogs are slaughtered in Vietnam each year to be eaten. In order to meet the supply, dogs are routinely taken from pet owners in neighboring Thailand. Animal welfare groups state that most dogs that are trafficked into Vietnam have collars on them. Due to the trade in illegal dog meat, Vietnam… Continue reading Stolen Dog Industry in Vietnam for Meat

Toxic Waste Smuggling into Vietnam

Public health programs in Vietnam identified over 200 cases of toxic waste materials being smuggled into the country in the past several years. The waste was imported along with scrap metals that were to be used as raw materials in production factories and exported. In total, officials identified 325 tonnes of waste, 3,1500 tonnes of… Continue reading Toxic Waste Smuggling into Vietnam

People Smuggler’s Fee for Transport to Australia

People smugglers operating in Australia were charging asylum seekers up to $10,000 to be smuggled into Australia, according to reports from criminal justice programs. In 2012, police identified 278 boats that was carrying  asylum seekers and operated by people smugglers. In the first six months of 2013, nearly 196 boats were identified by police. Data… Continue reading People Smuggler’s Fee for Transport to Australia

Cost to Buy Fake Diploma for Teaching in Asia

According to media reports in Vietnam, teachers have been found to have purchased fake diplomas and teaching credentials in order to work in local schools. Based on interviews with police, the teachers paid between $50 and $600 (1 Million  to 12 Million Vietnamese Dong) for their fake diplomas. Fake degrees from foreign universities area available… Continue reading Cost to Buy Fake Diploma for Teaching in Asia

Human Trafficking in the Nail Industry of Britain

Across Great Britain, there are roughly 30,000 nail salons as of 2013. Between 2008 and 2013, police raided around 100 of the salons for human trafficking charges and other  immigration violations. During the course of those investigations, security personnel identified 150 workers who were in violation of immigration laws, and over $1 Million (£700,000) in… Continue reading Human Trafficking in the Nail Industry of Britain

Indoor Marijuana Cultivation in Australia

According to security officials in Australia, the indoor marijuana growing industry in the country is worth $1.85 Million (2 Million Australian Dollars) per year. The marijuana is grown by organized crime gangs that use empty residential houses to grow the illicit drug on a commercial scale. Immigration officials state that many people from Vietnam are… Continue reading Indoor Marijuana Cultivation in Australia

Prostitution in Vietnam

Update: January 12, 2014: Latest figures state that there are 33,000 prostitutes working in Vietnam in 2013. According to security services, there are over 180,000 legal establishments such as hotels, karaoke bars and massage parlors across the country that employ up to 60,000 female employees. Out of that total, up to 7,000 women in those… Continue reading Prostitution in Vietnam