15,000 fireworks seized

15,000 fireworks seized in multi-county probe

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About 15,000 pounds of illegal fireworks and about $1 million in cash were seized following an investigation into a “major distribution line of illegal fireworks” that led to numerous search warrants served in San Mateo, San Francisco, Alameda and Santa Clara counties, officials announced today.

San Mateo County detectives initiated the investigation, which took place within the last two months. During the investigation, Sam San, 61, of San Francisco, and Jennifer Nguyen, 54, of San Jose, were identified as suspects. Surveillance led to the identification of two residents and a warehouse in Oakland associated to the operation, the sheriff’s office said.

“San was booked into San Mateo County Jail and charges are currently being filed against Nguyen for her involvement,” the sheriff’s office said.

Photo of Sam San courtesy of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office