Fijnaart – The police found a batch of fireworks in a house in Fijnaart on Thursday afternoon, November 2. In addition to professional fireworks, put together fireworks were also seized. No one has been arrested.
The police suspected that there may be a large amount of fireworks in the home. Officers therefore immediately started an investigation. They entered the house and found the fireworks there. Given the danger posed by the amount of fireworks and the assembled fireworks, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Service (EOD) came to the house. A total of 246 kilos of fireworks were seized.
Professional fireworks are life-threatening in the hands of private individuals and have often led to serious fire damage and many accidents with victims who have lost limbs and suffered eye or hearing damage, including young children.
Professional fireworks are still a major safety problem. The efforts of the police, the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILenT) and the Public Prosecution Service to combat the trade in professional fireworks will therefore continue unabated.
Not only is selling professional fireworks punishable, private individuals who buy professional fireworks (online) are also punishable. Trafficking as well as possession carries a maximum prison sentence of 6 years.
Where can I report if I suspect that someone has or is trading prohibited fireworks?
If you suspect that (prohibited) consumer fireworks are being traded, transported, etc. somewhere, we always ask you to report this to the police. This can be done via 0900-8844, but also anonymously via Report Crime Anonymous on 0800-7000 or digitally.
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Information source: Politie.nl