Conflict & Justice

'Snakehead' Smuggling Ring Dismantled


Dr. Sheldon Zhang (Photo: San Diego State University)

This week, Taiwanese authorities said they've dismantled one of the largest human smuggling groups operating between Asia, Australia and North America.

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The authorities say the "snakehead" ring smuggled more than 100 Chinese migrants into Canada and Australia.

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Sheldon Zhang, Professor of Sociology at San Diego State University.

He studies human smuggling.