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    101 East - The People Smugglers

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    Al Jazeera English

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    Last year, more than 4,500 people arrived in Australia illegally by boat. In the first four months of 2012, another 2,500 arrived. Few issues are as contentious in Australia. Almost universal blame falls on the men who bring the boats - the so-called people smugglers. More than 200 Indonesians accused of people smuggling are currently behind bars in Australia. But are these men the real culprits or are they victims in a much more complex criminal web? 101 East travels to Indonesia to meet the people smugglers and the families they leave behind.