Greater than 90 individuals have been present in a home in southwestern Houston that investigators suspect was a part of a human smuggling operation, police stated Friday.
Authorities initially served a search warrant on the home after somebody referred to as police Thursday evening to report a cherished one was being held there, stated Assistant Police Chief Daryn Edwards.
A special-tactics group entered the home, Edwards stated, and located a big, huddled group of adults — 5 ladies and the remaining males. The people advised authorities they’d not eaten shortly.
“It was a giant shock once we bought in the home and noticed what we noticed,” Edwards stated.
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Officers requested well being officers to check the captives for coronavirus infections after some complained of doable COVID-19 signs, together with fever and lack of scent and style sensations, Edwards stated. Anyone who examined optimistic would doubtless be quarantined, he stated.
Police continued to research who rented the house and the way the people ended up inside.
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