Korea's People Smugglers

Defecting from North Korea is a dangerous business.

It comes at a high price and there's no guarantee of success.

Many make the journey to South Korea with the help of brokers - individuals and organisations who smuggle people along the illegal overland route known as the "Underground Railroad".

For Assignment, Lucy Williamson meets some of the brokers in Seoul who make a living helping people escape North Korea.

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Mon 11 Jul 2011 03:32 GMT

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