40 immigrants found in Houston home
HOUSTON (AP) - Forty people have been taken into custody after they were found in a small ranch-style Houston house. Officers are investigating whether they are illegal immigrants.
Police raided the home Wednesday morning after getting a tip about gang-related violence, although officers discovered no violence.
A spokesman for the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the people are from China, Honduras, Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador.
It is the second time this week that Houston officials are investigating an immigration-related case involving significant numbers. Nine people were found on Monday at a Houston home and said they were being held against their will.