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HOUSTON Two alleged human smugglers and 38 undocumented immigrants were taken into custody at a southwest Houston apartment complex, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday.

The bust happened at the Los Arcos apartments on Fondren Road near Ludington Drive on Monday night.

A spokesman for ICE said Houston police found the immigrants crammed into two apartments while investigating a hostage case.

A bus was brought in to take away the immigrants, which included 32 adult males, 3 adult females, 1 juvenile male, and 2 juvenile females.

Two suspected smugglers were arrested at a nearby location.

ICE said all of the immigrants came from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.

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