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Police find 37 in suspected immigrant stash house

HOUSTON (AP) - Police and federal immigration agents are investigating after 37 people were found jammed into a house in northeastern Houston.

   Investigators discovered the situation about 6:30 p.m. Thursday in response to a telephone report. Houston police spokesman Kese Smith says dozens of people were found being held against their will in the house, including 26 men, six women and a girl. Smith says four other people identified only as suspects tried to flee on foot but were detained and are in custody.

   A Houston Fire Department statement says paramedics were called to the house to check all of the captives out for possible dehydration but none needed hospital treatment. Smith says the captives have been turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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