Princeton Police Arrest 4 in Human Trafficking Case; More Arrests Expected

Princeton Police Arrest 4 in Human Trafficking Case; More Arrests Expected

Four people are charged with allegedly running a “forced labor” scheme in Collin County.

The arrests came after authorities discovered more than a dozen young women living in the same house, forced to sleep on the floor.

According to police, there was virtually no furniture inside the house where the human trafficking was taking place, just a pile of electronics and blankets.

The Princeton Police Department is now releasing details of an investigation that led to the arrest of four people in March after 15 women were found inside the home as suspected victims of labor trafficking.

According to an affidavit, a pest control company was called to a home on Ginsburg Lane for possible bedbugs.

Once inside, the inspector noticed that “in each room… there were 3 to 5 young girls sleeping on the floor.” There were also “large quantities of suitcases.”

The company contacted the police.

Princeton Police Sergeant Carolyn Crawford would not reveal what type of sting operation was taking place, but she said dozens of other people were involved.

“I can probably say over 100. Easily,” she said.

Of these 100 people, more than half are victims, according to the sergeant.

As for the others, further arrests are expected.

So far, Chandan Dasireddy, 24, Dwaraka Gunda, 31, Santhosh Katkoori, 31, and Anil Male, 37, are all facing charges of human trafficking.

Princeton Police Chief James Waters said his team has been working on leads with federal investigators for several months.

“The way we discovered this situation was very unique,” he said. “They discovered a multitude of other clues and a multitude of other scenes that were going on there.”

Police also say addresses in McKinney, Melissa and other cities were involved in the forced labor operation.

The neighbors are stunned.

“What was going on before we even moved in here? It’s really dark to think about,” neighbor Steven Watkins said. “We had no idea what was going on.”

“I never thought something like this would happen just a few houses down from me,” said neighbor Herbert Logan.

For now, the police do not want to reveal where the victims come from, how they were forced to work and whether they had the opportunity to escape.