Human Trafficking of Young Girls in Bangladesh

Human traffickers purchase young girls for $250 from their families and force them to work in the prostitution trade. Up to 90 percent of the prostitutes in Bangladesh take a steroid in order to appear older and be able to service more clients in a day, with most averaging around 15 clients a day.

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Bribes in South Asia

40 percent of citizens in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldives reported that they paid a briber to a government worker. The police were the largest recipients of the bribes. Up to two-thirds of people in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan who had contact with the police paid a bribe during the year.

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Illegal Trading between India and Bangladesh

An estimated $5 Billion in goods is smuggled on the black market between India and Bangladesh each year. In comparison, the official trade between the two countries is worth less than $3 Billion a year. Various items such as cattle, fruits, spices and DVDs are smuggled from India into Bangladesh. Small arms, fake currency, and fish oil are among the items that are smuggled from Bangladesh into India.

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