They said the kids, matured one to 15, had no shoes, were wearing clothes and "looked like Third World displaced people". Five grown-ups were found at the scene, including two vigorously equipped men.
Police looked through the site in the wake of getting a message from an outsider that read: "We are starving and need sustenance and water." It isn't clear how the gathering wound up at the compound in Amalia, close to the state's fringe with Colorado.
Police depicted the compound as a little underground convoy secured by plastic, with no running water or power. Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe revealed to News the youngsters were ravenous, parched and soiled. "I've been a cop for a long time. I've never observed anything like this. Unfathomable," he said.
"They were thin, their ribs appeared, they were in exceptionally poor cleanliness and extremely terrified." No new water was found at the site, and the main nourishment there was a couple of potatoes and a case of rice, police said. Mr Hogrefe revealed to ABC it showed up the ladies and youngsters "were mentally programmed and feel extraordinary terrorizing from the men that were responsible for this office".
The 11 youngsters have been taken into mind by neighborhood social administrations. Mr Wahhaj is likewise needed on doubt of kidnapping his three-year-old child, however the kid was not among the gathering found at the compound, US media report. It was the scan for the kid that prompted the captures on Friday.
Police said they had known about the compound for quite a while yet needed to sit tight for a court order to be issued before entering, as the inhabitants were "probably intensely outfitted and thought about radical of the Muslim conviction". Mr Wahhaj was furnished with an AR-15 rifle and four guns when they experienced him, they said.