Human and Drug Trafficking Scenario Analysis

January 16, 2019

Flight Steward held for smuggling drugs into Australia

SITUATION The Australian Police have said that they have busted a drug smuggling criminal organization which allegedly made use of a flight steward to smuggle drugs into Australia. The drug syndicate was based in Melbourne and was operated by Vietnamese nationals for the last 5 years. A total of 8...

 

January 8, 2019

Bulgarian Detained in Belgium over Suspicions of Migrant Trafficking to UK

 SITUATION A Bulgarian citizen named Aldin N. aged 41 was handed over to Belgian authorities. He was suspected of leading a criminal group which carries out illegal trafficking of migrants to the UK. According to the investigation, he managed car repair shops in Belgium, where concealments were assembled and placed...

 

December 18, 2018

Tajikistan: the front line of the war on Drugs

SITUATION Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Tajikistan has accomplished an extraordinary and overwhelming expansion of drug trafficking and consumption in Central Asia. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), as well as the United States and European governments, have accused Tajikistan of not taking...

 

December 17, 2018

Cambodia makes record breaking ivory haul at port

SITUATION Cambodian authorities seized more than 3 tons of rare African ivory hidden inside an abandoned shipping container. This is the country’s largest haul of elephant tusks in the last four years. Tipped off by the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, a total of 1,026 pieces of elephant tusks, weighing...

 

December 13, 2018

Persons arrested in Indonesia face execution if convicted for smuggling drugs

SITUATION  Five foreigners have been arrested for alleged drug smuggling on the tourist island of Bali since the end of November. They face the death penalty if convicted. The citizens of Peru, Britain, China, Malaysia and Germany were paraded at a news conference on Thursday in Denpasar, the capital of...