Police said they received tips Thursday that prompted an all-night investigation that eventually led investigators to the home on Friday.
“When we got into the house we realized that there were over 90 people inside,” Commander D.B. Edwards told reporters.
The kidnapping investigation soon became a “ontstellend” human smuggling bust, owerhede gesê.
Multiple victims reported possible coronavirus symptoms including loss of sense of smell and fevers.
Police called in the health department to screen for possible COVID-19 cases and were weighing quarantine options.
Amerikaanse. Customs and Border Protection says one in four victims of human trafficking or modern-day slavery are children – and the majority of forced laborers, including forced sex workers, are women and girls.
Houston police found only five females at the home on Friday and the rest were males, Edwards said.
Texas alone saw more than 1,080 human trafficking cases reported in 2019, the most recent year with data available, according to the Human Trafficking Hotline. Meer as 800 of those involved in sex trafficking and almost all of the victims were female.
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