Kilgore psychiatrist arrested for trafficking/prostitution ring in NY
POSTED: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 8:31pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 8:39pm
Gregg County (KETK) — A Kilgore psychiatrist has been arrested in Gregg County on human trafficking and prostitution charges.
Riyaz Mazcuri, 62, is accused of trafficking Indian women for forced labor, including prostitution.
Mazcuri is known as "The Doctor" in what's being called a "criminal group" that operates in southern New York.
Court documents show, Mazcuri and his men tricked these woman by telling they would be apart of a cultural program.
But once, in the U.S., documents show, Mazcuri forced them into dancing at night clubs, and have sex with clients.
The U.S. Marshals service is still looking for other men in this criminal organization.
Mazcuri has been booked into the Gregg County Jail.
His charges include forced labor conspiracy, as well as visa fraud.