HOUSTON - Less than five days after two dozen people were rescued from a human smuggling operation in southwest Houston, police are now investigating another report of human smuggling in the same area.
Houston police say they were alerted by an anonymous tipster about a possible smuggling ring at an apartment complex off Fondren Rd. near Bellfort Ave.
When officers arrived at the complex in the 11300 block of Fondren, they found six men in one apartment.
Five men are said to be from Ecuador, one from Guatemala.
The U.S. Attorney's office said in a statement that Honduran national Mauro Dominguez-Maldonado, 36, who was illegally residing in Houston has been arrested and charged with harboring those 29 individuals.