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100 illegal immigrants found in stash house

HOUSTON (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - More than 100 suspected illegal immigrants have been found in an apparent "stash" house in Houston.

Police began conducting surveillance at a home Wednesday after they received a report of a missing mother and two children.

Family says the smugglers failed to bring them to a scheduled drop.

Police say 94 men and 15 women were being held in deplorable conditions, including only one bathroom with a partially working toilet.

There were also some 500 chickens in cages inside the home.

Five men suspected of running the operation have been detained.