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Police Suspect Human Smuggling After Finding More Than 90 People Inside Houston Home. They Respect Many Have COVID-19.

Law enforcement officers in Texas discovered more than 90 people within a Houston house that researchers now believe is a portion of a human smuggling operation.

HPD Commanders and PIO in 12200 Chessington Drive after dozens of men found inside a residence. Incident initially reported as a kidnapping and may potentially involve human smuggling. Media briefing expected in about one hour. #HouNews
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) April 30, 2021

Initial reports are more than 90 individuals were discovered. No additional information available currently. #HouNews
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) April 30, 2021

That investigation led homicide detectives to perform a search warrant on a two-story house to the 12200 block of Chessington Drive they discovered packaged with 91 individuals. He additionally said that the situation”is definitely more of a smuggling thing and not a trafficking thing,” he said will probably be handled by HSI researchers moving ahead.
Edwards reported the 91 people within the house, about five were women and the remainder were men. There were no children found within the house, with the youngest inhabitant probably being inside their”early 20s,” he added.
Edwards said several individuals within the house appear to have Covid-19.  The people discovered have complained of fevers along with a current loss of flavor and odor. The Houston Health Department is running quick testing on all 91 individuals, and Edwards said they may have to remain quarantined.
The people were sporting”basic clothes” and were sitting together collectively in two separate sections of the house. They told police they had not eaten for a while.
Edwards said none of those neighbors reported seeing something suspicious happening in the address before police executing the search warrant.
The house is owned by a household that told me that one male was renting the house, but Edwards was not able to supply any additional details.
Watch the entire press briefing below.

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