The event was New Year’s and July 4 rolled into one. Even though citizens cannot have explosive fireworks, law enforcement has the job of blowing up confiscated material.
That is what happened Wednesday at Los Sitios de Moravia when the security minister, Mario Zamora Cordero, sent the current that ignited the pile of fireworks. In all, there were 771,153 separate firecrackers, bombs and rockets that went up in smoke. They had been confiscated from November to March.
The security ministry noted that this period is the high season for fireworks.
The blast was in the hands of the Dirección General de Armamento of the ministry.
Some of the merchandise came from shops that were not authorized to sell them, said officials