Price of Gaharu Oil from Illegal Agarwood

in Environmental Threats, Transnational Crime

Organized crime groups in Malaysia are illegally logging agarwood in order to extract gaharu oil. The oil is then sold to in the Middle East for $43 (140 Malaysian Ringgits) for 10 milliliters.

Source: Josephine Jalleh, “Illegal logging for agar wood continues in forest reserve,” Malaysian Star, October 10, 2011.

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