Crime statistics released by the National Police in Indonesia shows that law enforcement handled 25,561 cases of drug smuggling in 2012. The number includes both domestic smuggling and transnational cases.
The National Police handled a total of 16,138 cases of cross-border crime, which media reports state involved mostly drug smuggling incidents.
In addition to its anti-narcotics campaigns, the police force dismissed 595 personnel for various ethics violations and corruption. 106 police officers were released due to being implicated in criminal matters, and 32 police officers were involved in drug cases.
Source: “As transnational crime rises, police make friends overseas,” Jakarta Post, December 29, 2012.
Between 2001 and 2012, at least 1,000 people have died by drowning in the waters between Indonesia and Australia as they were attempting to be smuggled into Australia to receive asylum.
Human smuggling activities is active in the waters off of Australia due to its asylum policy. In 2012, law enforcement officers in Australia broke up 65 human smuggling operations involving 2,900 people.
Source: Peter Hirschberg, “Australia in Sri Lanka Talks to Curb People Smuggling, Carr Says,” Bloomberg, December 16, 2012.
In 2011, the National Task Force Against Human Trafficking in Indonesia officially recorded 435 children who were trafficked in the country.
Non-governmental organizations estimate that between 40,000 to 70,000 children in Indonesia are involved in pornography, prostitution or trafficking within the country.
In 2012, of the 129 children officially reported missing in the country, 27 are beleived to have been kidnapped after meeting their abductors on Facebook.
Source: Associated Press, “Facebook used to kidnap, traffic Indonesian girls,” Yahoo Finance, October 29, 2012.
Human smugglers based in Indonesia are able to earn between $1.02 Million (1 Million Australian) to $2.04 Million (2 Million AUD) per boat when charging people to be smuggled to Australia.
(See human smuggling fees)
Source: Judith Ireland, “People smugglers not giving up, says Clare, Sydney Morning Herald, October 15, 2012.
An estimated 2,000 to 3,000 barrels of oil is stolen every day in Indonesia. The oil is siphoned from pipelines by illegal taps, according to an energy think tank in the country.
In the Southern Sumatra district of Bayung Lencir, 373 cases of oil theft have been reported in the first 9 months of 2012. In 2011, there were a total of 158 reported oil theft cases.
Source: Amahl S. Azwar, “Govt criticized for inaction on rampant oil theft,” Jakarta Post, October 9, 2012.
International Police Organization INTERPOL reported in September 2012 that the value of illegal logging in 2012 was worth over $30 Billion a year. The figure reported by INTERPOL is double the $15 Billion reported by the World Bank in March 2012.
INTERPOL stated that over $8 Billion worth of illegal logging activities takes place in Indonesia alone.
Source: James Melik, “Interpol clamps down on illegal logging,” BBC News, September 10, 2012.
In May 2012, police in Jakarta, Indonesia arrested three suspects for operating a counterfeit diploma ring. The group was selling fake university degrees for $648 (6 Million Indonesian Rupiah), fake 3-year diplomas for $540 (5 million IDR), and counterfeit high school diplomas for $432 (4 Million IDR).
Source: Iman Mahditama, “Three arrested for offering fake diplomas,” Jakarta Post, May 23, 2012.
The number of drug smuggling arrests by officials at the Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport has been increasing over the course of 4 years.
Police stopped 16 attempts of drug smuggling in 2008, which rose to 39 cases in 2009, and 63 drug smuggling attempts in 2010. In 2011, police stopped 52 cases of drug smuggling at the Jakarta Airport.
Police report that a majority of the drug smuggling cases involves drug syndicates operating from Malaysia.
Source: Multa Fidus, “Malaysian syndicates dominate drug smuggling in RI,” Jakarta Post, April 26, 2012.
Between 2005 and 2010, the Government of Indonesia lost $4.76 Billion (43.2 Trillion Indonesian Rupiah) in tax revenue due to counterfeit drugs.
Source: Elly Burhaini Faizalm, “Counterfeit drugs ‘a serious threat’,” Jakarta Post, April 12, 2012.
An estimated 40,000 to 70,000 children fall victim to human trafficking in Indonesia each year, according to EPCAT Indonesia.
30 percent of the women who are invovled in prostitution in Indonesia are under the age of 18.
Source: “INDONESIA: Missing children raise trafficking concerns,” IRIN, April 9, 2012.