Family's Drug Biz Busted: FBI

By R. Stickney
|  Wednesday, Aug 19, 2009  |  Updated 7:24 AM PDT
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Family's Drug Biz Busted: FBI

Selling meth with mom and dad, that's the allegation against one of the suspects arrested under Operation Setting Sun.

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Running drugs was a family business for one San Diego man accused of including his brother, sister, mother and father to peddle meth in San Diego, according to federal investigators.

Chansamone Phrakousonh (aka Kilay) of Escondido and Anthony Vang (aka Shoua Vang) of San Diego are two of fifteen people accused of distributing methamphetamine and other narcotics.

The arrests are the result of a two-year investigation, called “Operation Setting Sun,” that targeted the Tiny Oriental Crips (TOC), an Asian street gang active in San Diego.

FBI agents worked with San Diego police, Immigration and Customs Enforcement as well as law enforcement in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Agents claim Phrakousonh worked with his immediate family members -- his brother, mother, sister and father  -- while Vang’s operation included his wife. Drugs were sold from suspects' homes and one business, agents said.

Other defendants include Vilapheth Phrakousonh (aka Hammer) of Murrieta; Boualivanh Phrakousonh, Khampha Phrakousonh, Kinnalone Phrakousonh (aka Ting or Jenny), Noy Bouchaleun, Khamla Phomphila, Justino Rochin III (aka Chino), Amanda May Vue (aka May Choua Vue) all of San Diego; Kenny Bedoya of Perris, Calif.; Sai Yang of Sheboygan, Wisc.; Nang Chang of Wausau, Wisc.; and two San Diegans who are not in custody: Marla Laree Caniglia and Sean Michael Smith.

Charges include conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and drug distribution charges. Suspects are scheduled for arraignment  Wednesday, August 19.

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