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Four of Indian-origin arrested in human trafficking case in Texas, US

Updated: Jul 10th, 2024

Human Trafficking ring in Texas, US

Four people of Indian origin have been arrested in a human trafficking case in Princeton, Texas, US.

As per media reports, the arrests were made after Princeton police found around 15 women sleeping on the floor in a house.

Princeton police said they began investigating in March after receiving a complaint from the pest control department about a possible human trafficking ring at a house on Ginsberg Lane in Collin County.

The report said Princeton police arrested Chandan Dasireddy (24), Santosh Katkuri (31), Dwaraka Gunda (31), and Anil Male (37) for running a forced labour scheme in Collin County.

According to the report, the pest control department was called to their house in March. But when the inspector went inside, he saw that about 15 women were sleeping on the floor of each room, filled with suitcases.

The police stated that the house had multiple computers, electronics, and blankets, but no furniture.

Police said the 15 rescued women alleged that they were forced to work for several shell companies owned by Katkuri and his wife Gunda.

Princeton police said that many other people were also victims of forced labour and worked as programmers for shell companies.

A thorough probe by the police landed them on many items, including laptops and phones, from several locations, including Princeton, Melissa, and McKinney, among others.