Houston police find dozens held against their will in human trafficking house
Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 00:48
June 14 - Houston police responding to a call about a possible hostage situation, find dozens held against their will in a cramped home. Mana Rabiee reports.
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It started as a call about a possible hostage situation.
What Houston police found when they raided the home was something else.
Dozens of people held against their will.
In all, 27 men and seven women...suspected illegal migrants, kept in the cramped house with no air conditioning.
It wasn't immediately clear how long they'd been there.
The raid comes amid a surge in young migrants crossing the the border illegally, largely through Texas.
SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED OFFICIAL SAYING:
"There are no children here. There may be a female aged 15, around there, we're working to determine that but everyone else seems to be roughly adult age."
The migrants were taken to a detention facility.
Four suspects fled but were later taken into custody.
Police are calling this a case of human trafficking.
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