5 undocumented people found in alleged Katy human smuggling attempt, officials say
Houston Homeland Security Investigations and District 5 of the Harris County Constable’s Office responded to a scene at 1400 Vander Wilt Lane on Wednesday morning based on reports of suspicious activity.
It was there that they found the five people, who appeared to be part of the human trafficking attempt. The deputies gave them food and water before turning the matter over to HSI Houston.
PCT. 5 MPs, responding to a suspicious activity call this morning, found 5 migrants inside a trailer truck in Katy. The undocumented people appear to be part of an attempted human trafficking. MPs gave them food and water before handing over their case to HSI Houston. pic.twitter.com/rRSeeOCVoZ
– Harris County Pct 5 (@ HCpct5) May 5, 2021
From the view of Google Earth, the address appears to be near several businesses.
Authorities said they could no longer comment while the investigation was ongoing.
Last week, nearly 100 undocumented people were found huddled in a house in southwest Houston after a police-reported kidnapping.
HPD was called to block 12200 of Chessington Drive, where they found 97 undocumented people being held in two rooms of a house.
In this case, five people, all non-US nationals, are accused of “harboring, concealing and protecting illegal aliens for the purposes of commercial advantage or private financial gain”.
These five suspects all face federal charges.
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