Indians arrested in Texas for alleged human trafficking operation – News

Indians arrested in Texas for alleged human trafficking operation – News

Four people of Indian descent have been taken into custody in Texas on human trafficking charges. Princeton police arrested Chandan Dasireddy, Santhosh Katkoori, Dwaraka Gunda and Anil Male, ages 24 to 38. Fox 4 News reports that the arrests are the result of a forced labor scheme in Collin County, Princeton.

After receiving a tip from a pest control agency about possible human trafficking at a residence on Ginsburg Lane, police began searching in March. The inspection revealed that the pest control agent had discovered about 15 women sleeping on the floor among numerous bags in a room. The home was reportedly lacking furniture but had blankets and electronics, raising questions about possible trafficking operations.

Authorities discovered that the women were apparently being forced to work for several shell companies linked to Katkoori and Gunda. Further investigations uncovered additional individuals, both men and women, who were working as programmers for these shell companies and were victims of forced labor, according to NBC5.

Police also inspected other sites in Princeton, Melissa and McKinney. During those inspections, they seized devices such as laptops and phones, bolstering allegations of human trafficking.