Four Indians arrested for human trafficking in US

Four Indians arrested for human trafficking in US

Four people of Indian origin have been arrested in Princeton, Texas, US, on charges of human trafficking and allegedly running a “forced labor” scheme, Fox 4 News reported on Monday.

The arrests came in March after 15 women were found living in a Collin County home and sleeping on the floor. Details of the investigation were not made public until recently.

According to the police statement, the investigation began after a pest control company was called to the home to check for bedbugs.

The company’s employees noticed that “in each room there were three to five young girls sleeping on the floor.” There were also “large quantities of suitcases.” The company then contacted the police.

Police have not revealed where the women are from or how they were involved in the case.

The arrested persons have been identified as Dwaraka Gunda (31), her husband Santhosh Katkoori (31), Anil Male (37) and Chandan Dasireddy (24).

According to NBC DFW, the 15 women were forced to work for several shell companies owned by Katkoori and Gunda as programmers.

During the search of the house, several laptops, telephones, printers and allegedly fraudulent documents were also seized.

Police said they later learned that several communities in the Princeton, Melissa and McKinney areas were involved in human trafficking. Additional devices and documents were later seized.