Feds launch human smuggling investigation after police find more than 90 people in Houston home

Houston police officers following up on a kidnapping report found more than 90 people jammed in a two-story home in what authorities said turned out to be a possible human smuggling operation.

Officers were granted a search warrant to enter a home after following up on a kidnapping tip from Thursday night, Houston Police Assistant Chief Daryn Edwards said in a Friday news conference.

There were more than 90 people inside.”They were all huddled together, split between two rooms, wearing basic clothing, and were not tied up,” Edwards said, “It was a big surprise when we got in the house and saw what we saw. “It is definitely more of a smuggling thing than a trafficking thing.” Continue Reading

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