The World Wildlife Fund estimates that up to 100,000 green turtles are killed and smuggled each year in the waters…
Number of deaths by drowning of human smugglers in the waters off of Australia.
The Government of Australia estimated in 2012 that over 10 percent of the timber that is imported into the country was illegal logged. Based on the value of Australia’s logging industry, the value of illegally logged timber in the country is worth $4.1 Billion (4 Billion Australian Dollars).
Firearms that are purchased in the United States are sold on the streets of Sydney, Australia for $15,493 (15,000 Australian Dollars).
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.
Custom officials in Australia state that shipping containers full of black market cigarettes are smuggled into the country. A single 40-foot container is able to hold around 10 million cigarettes.
The Australian Federal Police stated that it removed $104 Million (100 Million Australian Dollars) from the black market in 2011.
In the first six months of 2012, the Department of Immigration in Australia reported apprehending 1,340 people from Sri Lnaka who were attempting to claim asylum.The number of asylum seekers was almost five times the number of total people seized in 2011.
Australia and New Zealand are reported to have the highest number of illegal drug use in the world, according to the 2012 World Drug Report published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
On average, authorities in Australia seize between 3,000 to 7,000 wildlife items that are being imported into the country. Many of the items were purchased on the Internet, and many of the customers did not know that the item was banned from being traded, according to officials.