HOUSTON (March 19, 2014) Authorities found more than 100 people presumed to be in the U.S. illegally in a suspected stash house Wednesday morning in Houston, police said.
Five men suspected of running the operation were detained at the scene in southeast Houston.
The discovery came following an investigation that started after a Houston family called police to report a woman and her children missing.
They said a planned coyote drop of the mother and children did not happen as expected.
Investigators then were led to the house and set up surveillance.
Officers found 94 men and 15 women inside the home in an industrial area with a number of fabricating and machining warehouses nearby.
Houston police say U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is taking over the investigation.