Authorities in San Francisco arrested 61-year-old Sam San of San Francisco and 54-year-old Jennifer Nguyen of San Jose for allegedly running an illegal fireworks distribution ring, reports CBS Los Angeles News. The Sam Mateo County Sherriff’s Department said they seized 15,000 pounds of firework and over $1,000,000 in cash.
Investigators have been working on this case for the past two months. They identified two homes and a warehouse in Oakland associated with the ring. On Wednesday and Thursday, authorities executed search warrants in several cities in the Bay Area and seized illegal fireworks, and began making arrests.
Sam San was jailed on charges of selling and possessing dangerous fireworks. As of this moment, authorities are still in the process of charging Jennifer Nguyen.