Drug trafficker used illicit proceeds to buy Surrey house: BC gov’t claims

A convicted trafficker facing new drug and firearms charges laundered his illicit profits
through the purchase of a Surrey house, the BC government alleges in a civil suit.
B.C.’s director of civil forfeiture says career criminal Frederic Wilson is the actual owner
of the house at 5846 134A Street, even though it’s registered in the name of his brother-in-law, Phoukhong Phommaviset. “Phoukhong Phommaviset is a nominee
and is holding the title to the property for the true beneficial owner, Frederic Wilson,” says the statement of claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court. Phommaviset has filed a response to the lawsuit, stating “the property was acquired with lawful proceeds, including, but not limited to employment income, rental income,
capital gains, borrowings and/or savings.” Frederic Wilson with his common-inspouse
Lani Koonpackdee. FACEBOOK Phommaviset “denies any involvement in
criminal activity or receiving any proceeds directly or indirectly, that, to his knowledge,
were proceeds of unlawful activity.” His most recent came in April when
a Vancouver judge found him guilty of possession of cocaine, methamphetamine
and MDMA for the purpose of trafficking, as well as two precursor chemicals used to make meth. He was sentenced to seven years in jail on June 30. And he is still facing a series of new counts stemming from his arrest in May at a
White Rock drug lab.