The NYPD Seizes $54,000 Worth of Illegal Fireworks

The NYPD Seizes $54,000 Worth of Illegal Fireworks

     The NYPD, which has seized $54,000 worth of illegal fireworks that have come into New York City in recent weeks, announced yesterday that nearly half of those arrested live in Brooklyn.

     One of the Brooklynites who was arrested for having illegal fireworks had 42 prior arrests, and a second had 33 prior arrests.

     In preparation for the Fourth of July celebration, NYC Fireworks Task Force, which includes the New York State Police, New Jersey State Police the Port Authority Police, and involving multiple city offices, worked together in June and early July to make 22 fireworks-related arrests and seize six illegal firearms.

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