Customs Officials across Europe seized 2.1 million fake toys in 2011. The number of counterfeits seized was 68 percent less…
Between 2010 and 2011, lawyers in Singapore convicted 44 individuals for money laundering offenses, according to the Commercial Affairs Department.
Between 2000 and 2010, over 54,000 wild birds were trafficked through the Solomon Islands and into the global wildlife trade, according to wildlife monitoring organization Traffic. Many of the birds, such as parrots and cockatoos, are not native to the islands and are believed to have been smuggled into the country.
An article by the AFP reported that runners for illegal gambling rings can make between $1,566 to $2,349 (2,000 to 3,000 Singapore Dollars) a day handling bets.
Police in Vietnam reported that beauty queens and fashion models from Vietnam were going on sex tours to Singapore with wealthy clients. The men paid $25,000 for a three-day tour with the prostitutes.
Between 45 to 50 percent of all Internet users in Singapore are believed to access pirated entertainment content, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). There are around 300,000 incidents of illegally downloading of movies, music and other content each month.
Police in Singapore received 43 reports of sex trafficking in 2011, along with 67 reports of labor trafficking. The national hotline where people are able to report human trafficking cases was receiving an average of 10 to 20 phone calls a day. Sexual exploitation and sex trafficking consists of half the calls to the hotline.
The Law Minister of Singapore reported to Parliament that an estimated 300,000 cases of Internet piracy takes place in Singapore each month.
In 2010, police in Singapore arrested 702 methamphetamine users in the country. 531, or 76 percent of those arrested, were classified as new users of the drug.
Between January and October 2011, authorities in Singapore arrested 44 people for drug trafficking within the country.