After investigating the kidnapping, police found a “surprise” in a Texas home. Over 90 people were flocking with people who might be infected with COVID-19.
Houston police knew the possibility Kidnapping Officials say they investigated overnight on Thursday and secured a search warrant for a house on the southwestern side of the city.
“It was a big surprise when we went home and saw what we saw,” said police chief Darin Edwards on Friday afternoon.
In a two-story house, the SWAT team found 91 people aged between 20s and 30s, with five women primarily in the group of men, officials say.
Investigators believe they stumbled Human smuggling An operation that is not detected by anyone in the community.
“I haven’t heard anything from my neighbors about making them believe that’s happening internally,” Edwards said. “That’s very amazing.”
Some people have reported symptoms of COVID-19, including loss of odor and taste, and fever. The city’s health department went home to test for the virus, officials say.
People stayed in the house until the health department could decide who needed quarantine.
“We are worried that there may be some positive COVID cases in the house,” Edwards said.
Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security was trying to determine who brought people home.
“We need to distinguish who the victims are,” Edwards said. “As soon as we realize we are here, those involved in this kind of thing will probably try to be part of them.”
The federal government says Texas bounty hunters have lure women into sexual trafficking through YouTube videos.