VERIFY: TikTok videos claiming Sugar Land business was trafficking children are fake

VERIFY: TikTok videos claiming Sugar Land business was trafficking children are fake

KHOU 11 also took a tour of the warehouse to see for ourselves. The sources used to VERIFY this claim are Amazon and the Sugar Land Police Department.

Ali Momin is the CEO of Ionized LLC. The Sugar Land party supplier has been selling things like glow sticks, beads and sequined hats for more than a decade. A few weeks ago all of that changed. The short video was seen millions of times and claims the party hats listed for sale on Ionized LLC’s Amazon seller’s page are so expensive, that something else must be happening.

“Amazon might be involved in trafficking,” the man said in the video. “Take a look at this video tell me what you think.” “These ridiculous prices for these basic hats is exactly why some people think an undercover illegal business is happening right here on Amazon,” the man said in the video.

According to one of the videos posted on TikTok, a man suggests the company may be engaged in illegal behavior. “Something we didn’t even know how to respond to because it’s so egregious and outrageous,” Momin said.

“It says ages three months and up,” the man said in the video. “This one says five years and up.” He also points to the age appropriateness section of the for-sale posts.

He said the videos have done serious damage to his business. “It’s a devastating blow,” Momin said. When KHOU 11 toured the facility last week, we saw lots of novelties, many boxes and a few workers. But we didn’t see any kids. And we didn’t see anything else that would lead a reasonable person to think the shipments leaving the warehouse on Amazon trucks were anything suspicious.

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