Houston police say dozens of people survived human trafficking operations


Police said more than two dozen people were rescued Thursday night from a Houston home.

According to police, the officers found out after shouting at a person walking on the street that he had been kidnapped and kept at home.

Officers were forced to enter the home and found 29 men and a woman, police commander Jonathan Holiday told reporters at the scene.

“Most people said they were picked up two days and a week ago in Brownsville and were being held there,” said Heart.

Police said most of the rescued were from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras or Cuba.

Immigration officials were at the scene and planned to investigate, Holiday said. The Department of Homeland Security is involved, and the victims are cooperating with that agency, police said.

Holiday said three people were detained as possible suspects.

All those rescued were taken to a high school and given food and clothing, some of which were donated by neighbors, Holiday said.

A request for comment from DHS was not immediately returned Thursday night.

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