An apparent human smuggling operation has been disrupted, after police on Friday found 91 people inside a southwest Houston residence.
Houston Police first responded to a call concerning a possible kidnapping late on Thursday, according to KPRC-TV.
Eventually, after working through the night, police obtained a search warrant.
“When we got into the house we realized there were over 90 people inside. We immediately began to assess any threats and render medical care,” Houston Police Assistant Chief Daryn Edwards said. “It was very surprising.”
HPD Commanders and PIO at 12200 Chessington Drive after dozens of persons found inside a residence. Incident initially reported as a kidnapping and may possibly involve human smuggling. Media briefing expected in about an hour. #HouNews pic.twitter.com/uNyKoYy00n
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) April 30, 2021