Published on 16 May 2017 Sections

The migrant victims of people smuggling and extortion

Correspondent

They have left everything they knew and they have risked everything they have: now thousands of migrants trying to make it to Europe are getting caught up in the terrifying grip of people smuggling and extortion. This programme has obtained dramatic footage, captured by filmmaker Marco Salustro, showing the gangs who intercept migrant vessels at sea – demanding a ransom, or else.