More Than 100 People Found In Suspected Texas Stash House

Posted: March 20, 2014 by cltromley in Human Trafficking

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP ) — A house overflowing with more than 100 people presumed to be in the U.S. illegally was uncovered in Texas on Wednesday, a police spokesman said.

The suspected stash house, just outside Houston, was found during a search for a 24-year-old woman and her two children, a 7-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy, that were reported missing by relatives late Tuesday after a man failed to meet them as planned at an undisclosed location on the city’s north side, said John Cannon, a spokesman for the Houston Police Department. Many of the people in home that authorities said appeared to be part of a human smuggling operation were dressed only in their underwear and they were sitting in in filthy conditions and surrounded by trash bags full of old clothing, Cannon said.

When police opened the door to the home they found “a large, large group of people…

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