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Juarez police rescue 140 Central American migrants kept in tiny house by smugglers

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- Police in Juarez rescued 140 migrants on Wednesday who were forced to stay inside a small house that was just 16-by-16 feet.

The migrants were from different parts of Central America. They were mostly men, but there were a few women and some children as well.

The migrants said they could not get out; some of them had been there for three days in the tiny house near the Anapra neighborhood in northwestern part of Juarez.

Police said smugglers had promised to take them all to the U.S. in the coming days.

Officials said there was not a lot of food in the house and there were no beds. The migrants also said it was very hot inside the cramped quarters; they had no air conditioner, just a fan.

Police said they were able to rescue the dozens upon dozens of trapped migrants after someone made a 911 call reporting the large group.

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