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North Korea's people smugglers


More than 20,000 North Koreans have so far escaped their homeland for a new life in South Korea, many smuggled out through the dangerous route known as the Underground Railroad.

Seoul correspondent Lucy Williamson has been delving into the shadowy world of Korea's people-smugglers, which is only "getting more dangerous".

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