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In an investigative report that undoubtedly put her own life in danger, CBS foreign correspondent Holly Williams posed as an ISIS wife and uncovered a human smuggling syndicate that promised to transport her and her mock husband to Germany. It was a shocking report that dominated Thursday’s CBS Evening News.
Williams met with the leader of a “smuggling syndicate” in Athens, Greece, whose “usual customers are migrants and refugees”, she admitted. She went on to explain: “Filming with a hidden camera, we set up a meeting with al Rayes. He comes from north Africa and runs a smuggling syndicate. Moving people from Athens to western Europe for around $8,000 each.”
Mixing voiceover narration and the hidden camera footage, Williams shared the smuggler’s business pitch.