Possible human smuggling operation uncovered in SW Houston, HPD says

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Police say they've uncovered a possible human smuggling operation at an apartment complex in southwest Houston.

It happened around 10 a.m. on Monday at Los Arcos Apartments located at 11315 Fondren Rd.

When officers arrived on the scene, they said they found several people inside an apartment being held. Investigators said several people have been detained. No further details have been released.

Last week, more than a dozen people were found in a home in southwest Houston in a separate human smuggling investigation.

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Most of them were men, who were all found in the home nearly naked. An investigation began after one of the men got away and ran down the street looking for help.

WATCH: Surveillance video shows man running to find help from alleged smuggling operation

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Surveillance video shows the man who escaped the home and was running down the street looking for help.



When police arrived at the scene, the man told them he escaped a home where he was being held against his will.

Investigators said the victims in that case were picked up in Brownsville, Texas, and came from countries such as Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Cuba. Three suspected smugglers were arrested.

READ MORE: Near naked smuggling victim seen desperately searching for help in SW Houston, video shows
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