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Four Indian Americans charged with human trafficking after cops find 15 women during raid

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Princeton, Texas, July 9, 2024: Princeton police are on the lookout for four Indian Americans in connection with an alleged labor trafficking operation. The police operation began in March this year, leading to arrest warrants being issued on Monday.

On March 13, 2024, Princeton Police Officers were dispatched to a home on Ginsburg Lane around 3 p.m. due to a welfare concern and suspicious activity. After investigating, police obtained a search warrant for the home of Santhosh Katkoori. Inside, they allegedly found 15 adult women who had been forced to work for Katkoori and several shell companies owned by him and his wife, Dwaraka Gunda.

During the search, police seized multiple laptops, cell phones, printers, and fraudulent documents. The investigation revealed that the forced labor allegedly involved not only the residence but also multiple locations in Princeton, Melissa, and McKinney, where adult men were also allegedly being exploited. Additional electronics and documents were seized from these locations.

Following the examination of all the electronics, the details of the alleged human trafficking operations were confirmed, police say. Arrest warrants were issued for Chandan Dasireddy (24), Dwaraka Gunda (31), Santhosh Katkoori (31), and Anil Male (37). They were charged with Trafficking of Persons, a second-degree felony.

Further charges against multiple parties are still pending as the investigation continues.

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