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Snakehead Trial

NPR's Julie McCarthy reports from Rotterdam where Dutch prosecutors today opened their case against nine men accused in the deaths of 58 illegal Chinese migrants last year. The victims suffocated in a sealed truck crossing the English Channel in a ferry. The case has highlighted the growing traffic in human beings, who are smuggled into Europe from Asia, the Middle East and Africa by criminal gangs.

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