Houston Police Say 100-Plus Immigrants Found in Stash House
Houston police said that more than 100 immigrants were found in a suspected stash house outside out Houston this week.
According to KPRC, police had been conducting surveillance at the home after receiving a report of a kidnapping on Tuesday night. The discovery was made Wednesday morning.
Police said the kidnapping investigation led to them a house where they found a “sea of people.” Police said a totaly of 94 mean, 14 women, including a pregnant woman, were found in the home and that they were all illegal immigrants who were being held against their will.
A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official said five suspects were taken into custody. The immigrants were also detained and were taken to a detention facility. Once there, they’ll be fingerprinted and undergo medical screenings. Some may be returned to their home countries, but decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis, officials said.