Photos: More than 100 people held hostage in stash house

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by KHOU.com staff & Malini Basu / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on March 19, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 19 at 6:45 PM

HOUSTON—More than 100 suspected illegal immigrants were found living in deplorable conditions in a south Houston stash house Wednesday, police said.

The men, women and children were held against their will by smugglers or coyotes.


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One officer described the inside of the home in the 14700 block of Almeda School Road as "awful."

"There is no hot water in the house. There is a toilet that partially works—one bathroom for in excess of 100 people," said HPD spokesman John Cannon.

Police said there was human waste all over the house.

The victims included a 24-year-old pregnant woman and her two children, ages 5 and 7.

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