Fuerza Pública officers said they confiscated what they described as 27 quarter sticks of dynamite at a checkpoint in La Unión Saturday.
The dynamite has to be the most heavy duty confiscation yet this year. However, police also have found plenty of fireworks at supermarkets and small stores.
Selling, transporting or storing fireworks is a major crime this year, thanks to changes in the law. The two men found transporting there dynamite could face up to two to five years under the law.
Police are more interested in preventing injuries, mainly to children. They are involved in a campaign with the Hospital de Niños where seriously injured youngsters end up.