Illegal drugs in South Korea trafficked from China

In 2010, South Korean authorities seized 8,200 grams of foreign-produced methamphetamine within the country. Of that total, around 57 percent of the illicit drugs originated from China. Law enforcement believe that a large portion of the drugs were trafficked through North Korea on its way towards South Korea.

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Most Widely Used Drug in Asian Countries

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reported in 2011 that methamphetamine was the most widely used drug in the following Asian countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Japan, Laos, the Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand.

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Amount of Fines Given to Chinese Boats in South Korean Waters

Between 2007 and August 2011, the South Korean Coast Guard apprehended 1,887 Chinese boats that was illegally fishing in South Korean waters. The boats were fined a total of $23 Million for their illegal fishing, with each boat being fined an average of $25,183 to $50,367.

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Counterfeit good seizures in South Korea 2011

In the first half of 2011, Louis Vuitton was the most seized counterfeit good in South Korea.
1,232 counterfeit Louis Vuitton items were seized in the first six months of 2011, followed by LeSportsac, Chanel, Gucci and Nike. LeSportsac had the most counterfeit purses seized, with 1,180 counterfeit bags seized by authorities. 257 counterfeit Louis Vuitton purses was seized during the time period.

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