LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) A SWAT team raided the San Fernando Valley home of producer/musical artist Mally Mall, plus others, today for ownership of exotic animals and human trafficking.
Law enforcement told TMZ the warrant for the raid came from LAPD’s Robbery/Homicide division in conjunction with the California Fish & Wildlife.
The “Love and Hip Hop” star has apparently had a Cotton-top Tamarin monkey for several months and posted a video of it in January of last year when he was hanging out with Rae Sremmurd rapper Swae Lee. That apparently led to an 8- to 9-month investigation by the Fish & Wildlife after it started getting tips about the monkey.
Mall has had several issues with exotic animals. The Health Dept. launched an investigation when he brought a monkey to Ace of Diamonds strip club, and he also gifted a monkey and an ocelot to Justin Bieber.
As for the human trafficking, there were allegations in Nevada that Mall was involved in an escort service, according to TMZ, and in 2014 the FBI raided his Las Vegas home as part of a federal human trafficking investigation.
Today’s raid was no small operation with at least eight patrol cars and at least one armored van lining the block around Mall’s house, TMZ said.