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A cannabis empire that caused chaos on Native land

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Last summer, hundreds of Chinese immigrants flocked to Shiprock, New Mexico, for what they thought were well-paying jobs on legal hemp farms – but they soon they found themselves caught up in an illegal marijuana operation in the heart of the Navajo Nation.

Reporting by Jessica Lussenhop and Zhaoyin Feng

Filming and editing by Xinyan Yu

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Additional camera by Meiying Wu

Special thanks to Searchlight New Mexico, Initium Media, Ed Williams and Wufei Yu

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