Police want to interview child illegal immigrants for clues on how snakeheads are smuggling them into the territory. The proposal was drawn up when senior officers met yesterday to discuss the formation of a taskforce to halt the influx. The team's creation was announced by Commissioner Eddie Hui Ki-on on Tuesday. Acting Superintendent Alan Liu Ho-yee said police would step up intelligence exchanges with the Immigration Department on the smuggling of child illegal immigrants. Around 90 per cent of the children found in the territory over the past few months had surrendered to the department. 'We want to see if it is possible for us to chat with these children,' Mr Liu said. 'But we don't want to create any forms of harassment. We hope we can get some information from them about the snakeheads.' Information about the children has been passed on to the police by the department. Mr Liu said police wanted direct contact with the children because immigration officers might not ask the right questions.