Houston police rescue at least 30 people in alleged human smuggling ring

Houston police say they rescued about 30 people in a Houston home after responding to a report of a man running down the street in his underwear.

Police held three people in what they called a human smuggling operation.
When officers arrived Thursday night they found the man, who told them he had been held against his will with nearly 30 others in a nearby home, said Commander J.A. Halliday of the Houston Police Department.
Police watched as another man began to back a vehicle out of the garage then quickly pulled back in and ran inside, said Halliday. Officers entered after they heard a loud noise and suspected some of the people in the house might be in danger.
    Police found at least 30 people from various countries such as Mexico, キューバ, ホンジュラス, and El Salvador in their undergarments, being held inside the house, スポークスマンは言った. あった 29 adult males and a female whose age could not immediately be determined. Halliday said several of the people told officers they had been there between two days and a week after they were picked up in Brownsville and brought to Houston.
    Officials at a nearby school opened the gymnasium for the group so they would not have to wait in the cold, Houston police said in a social media post. They were given food and clothes, and the fire department checked them out and did not find any serious injuries, Halliday said.
      We detained three people that we believe might be possible suspects that were holding them against their will, but that’s still being determined,” said Halliday.
      The Department of Homeland Security and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement are investigating.