Saturday, December 22, 2018
The BBC reports that 49 individuals have been arrested across the Americas for human or people smuggling.
Interestingly, the particular criminal enterprise targeted by the Interpol operation aimed to bring South Asian migrants into the United States.
The article is particularly helpful because it puts a price tag on smuggling: "Migrants from India, Nepal and Bangladesh were reportedly paying between $15,000 and $30,000 for each journey into the United States." That's an interesting figure to talk about in class.