Nearly 200,000 fireworks confiscated

The Fuerza Pública reported Tuesday that its officers confiscated nearly 200,000 units of fireworks from October to the end of December.

Eventually a judge will give permission for destruction. Fireworks are part of the country’s holiday celebrations, particularly New Year’s Eve. But the government has been cracking down in the last decade to protect children. Six youngsters were reported to have been burned by fireworks in the last month.

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