A man from Wylie has been arrested for continuing human trafficking while a man from Murphy has been arrested on two counts, including prostitution, according to a statement from the Wylie Police Department.
On September 13, Wylie began investigating a possible human trafficking case after receiving an outcry from a victim. Based on the information provided, officers learned that Syed Mohammad Ali, 29, of Wylie, had an outstanding warrant from the Sacramento Police Department for unlawfully inducing a minor to engage in a commercial sex act. Surveillance was carried out and Ali was then taken into custody on September 16 for his tenure and he now faces the additional local charge.
His arrest led to a wide-ranging investigation involving multiple agencies in multiple jurisdictions, police said. During the investigation, detectives executed a September 14 search warrant on Murphy, which led to the arrest of Syed Muratab Ali, 27, who was wanted by the Sacramento Sheriff’s Office for promoting the prostitution.
He faces an additional charge of money laundering. The two men are currently in the Collin County Detention Center.
This remains an active investigation with the potential for additional charges, Wylie police said.
By Don Munsch [email protected]