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100 Immigrants Found in Houston Stash House: ICE

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    More than 100 immigrants were found in a Southeast Houston home on Wednesday. (Published Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014)

    As many as 100 immigrants were found at a suspected "stash house" in Houston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement told KPRC-TV.

    KPRC Chopper video showed immigrants, mostly men, sitting on the sidewalk outside a home in Southeast Houston Wednesday afternoon.

    100 Immigrants Found in Houston House

    [DFW] 100 Immigrants Found in Houston House
    More than 100 immigrants were found in a stash house in Southeast Houston Wednesday. (Published Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014)

    Police told KPRC a family arranged to have a 24-year-old woman and her two children, ages 5 and 7, smuggled in to Texas. When they didn't show up at a drop-off point Tuesday night, the family called police.

    Houston police started surveillance on the home in the 14700 block of Almeda School Road Wednesday, when officers saw a car leave the home they pulled it over and arrested two men who had guns and evidence of smuggling.

    Police say when they went to the home, three men ran off, but they discovered 94 males and 15 females inside the home.

    Police told KPRC the doors on the home were locked from the outside and there was only one bathroom with a partial working toilet.

    Agents told KPRC a pregnant woman was taken to the hospital, and that the people detained ranged in age from teenagers to 50 years old. Only two children were found at the home they were 5 and 7 years old.

    Several agencies are involved in the investigation including the Harris County Sheriff's Office, the Houston Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.