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July 02, 2011
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Video: NYPD explodes 5,000 pounds of fireworks

Unit has arrested 20 while seizing 300 cases of fireworks worth more than $25,000

By PoliceOne Staff

NEW YORK - As with many departments, the NYPD is busy this time of year cracking down on illegal fireworks. According to the Daily Mail, the FDNY's Fire Marshals in the Firework Enforcement Unit have arrested 20 while seizing 300 cases of fireworks worth more than $25,000.

The department also released the video below showing the destruction of 5,000 pounds of confiscated fireworks - 55 times more than the average fireworks show - at the NYPD's Bronx firing range.

 






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