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Over 100 kilos of illegal fireworks seized in Mérida

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More than 100 kilos of fireworks were seized in various operations carried out in Mérida, in places where these products were sold on public roads.

According to the director of the Commune’s Government, Ignacio Gutiérrez Solís, pyrotechnic articles not authorized by the armed forces for sale were detected, in addition to the fact that in several stalls, the bidders were also surprised carrying out some improper action.

«We seized more than 110 kilos of gunpowder among the different items they were collecting. They were elements prohibited due to the excess of gunpowder, such as the so-called bazookas or the so-called hulks, also the R18, firecrackers with a lot of power. Also, products that could not be marketed. Also, products that did not have labels in Spanish,” he explained.

The surveillance was carried out from December 22 to 24 and from December 29 to 31 in various sectors of the state capital and other communities, although only in the Yucatecan capital, elements of the Army, state and municipal police and Civil Protection removed 6 sales stalls, two of these for having minors serving buyers, something that was prohibited by the authorities.

There were no arrests

The rest of the positions removed were due to an accumulation of calls for attention from the authorities, while others presented excess product in stowage, in addition to the fact that on this occasion there were no people arrested, while illegal sales were detected on cruise ships. the city.

«We were very attentive to all these issues. Several cruise passengers, so to speak, were reporting to us that they were selling products. There we were confiscating all these products, none of them could be sold, since they did not have the corresponding permit. We even had the incident that, when the operation arrived, the seller started running, leaving all the products,” he noted.

It was reported on the detection of sales of pyrotechnic articles without permission through electronic means, so it was announced that for future occasions a section would be applied to address this illegal situation.

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