According to media reports, a pirated copy of Microsoft Office Software is available for purchase on the streets of Bangkok, Thailand for about $9.70 (300 Thai Baht). A legitimate version of Microsoft Office would cost $200.
People in Thailand can purchase a gun on the black market for $2,600. In 2011, there were 5.3 murders per 100,000 from firearms in Thailand. In comparison, there were 0.2 murders per 100,000 by firearms in the Philippines.
Up to 30,000 dogs are smuggled from Thailand across the border and eventually end up for sale on the black market in Vietnam. The dogs are sold for $26 to $$32 (800 to 1,000 Thai Baht).
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.
A leader of an Non-Governmental organization in Thailand who works with child trafficking victims estimates that there are around 1,000 children being forced to work as beggars and flower sellers across popular tourist destinations in Thailand.
The Government of Thailand estimates that there are up to 1.2 million people in the country who are addicted to…
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.
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).
A baby elephant is sold for $7,000 in Thailand. In order to capture the baby elephant, poachers shoot and kill the adult elephant. The baby elephants are sold into working in Thailand’s tourist industry.
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.