Minors in Thailand’s Sex Trade

Human trafficking experts in Thailand report that the age of the youngest girls in the prostitution industry in Thailand are between the ages of 11 to 15. Many of the girls enters the prostitution trade to make money for their families.

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Price of a Meth Tablet in Thailand

Up to 48.3 million cold pills were stolen from hospitals in Thailand in 2011, according to a media report. The cold pills are believed to have been stolen in order to used in the production of methamphetamine. Law enforcement in Thailand report that a single cold pill is able to make up to 4 methamphetamine tablets. Each meth tablet is then sold on the black market for $6.

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Iranians Selling Cheaper Crystal Meth

Drug trafficking gangs are undercutting the crystal meth market in Thailand by selling the drug at a cheaper price then the Myanmar drug traffickers. Police report that traffickers from Iran are selling a kilogram of crystal meth in Thailand for $26,000 (800,000 Thai Baht), undercutting the Myanmar traffickers, who sell a kilogram of crystal meth for $81,000 (2.5 Million Thai Baht).

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Revenue of the Sex Trade in Thailand

A political party leader in Thailand and former massage parlor owner stated that the prostitution industry in Thailand is earns over $6.4 Billion (200 Billion Thai Baht) a year in revenue. The amount generated by the sex trade in Thailand is equal to roughly 10 percent of the country’s GDP. An estimated one million women work in the prostitution industry in Thailand.

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