Indonesia struggles to curb people smuggling

Officials clamp down on traffickers trying to transit through Indonesia illegally in an effort to reach Australia.

    Debate continues to rage in Australia over how to stop asylum seekers from taking dangerous sea journeys to its
    shores.

    Neighbouring Indonesia is used by many people traffickers, enroute to Australia, as a transit port.

    In the second half of our series on Australia's immigration dilemma, we look at how Indonesian officials are
    attempting to stop the people smugglers.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Pelabuhan Ratu in Indonesia.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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