Group smuggled Chinese nationals from Mexico into U.S.
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
As Taiwan’s passport gives access to 146 countries without the need for a visa, it has become a useful tool for international people-smuggling gangs of “snakeheads” to take illegal immigrants across borders, the Liberty Times reported.
The present case came to light in June 2017, when a Taiwanese man tried to take a Chinese citizen across the U.S.-Mexico border but was discovered because the latter was too nervous, according to the Liberty Times.
As a result, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) formed a special taskforce to launch a more intense investigation into the phenomenon. [FULL STORY]