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California authorities intercept shipment of illegal fireworks: police

The authorities in California on Friday said that they were able to intercept a large shipment of illegal fireworks, which weighed more than 1,800 pounds.
(Modesto Police Department)

The authorities in California on Friday reported that they would have intercepted a large consignment of illegal fireworks with a weight of more than 1,800 pounds.

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Law enforcement in Modesto, California, learned about the delivery, after a tip about “two pallets of illegal fireworks”, which were expected to arrive at a residential address in the city, the police said in a press release on Facebook.

The mission included 55 boxes of what is determined to be “aerial mortar-type explosives,” police said, sharing a photo of the recovered fireworks. They come from a distributor in Nevada, according to the press release.

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Authorities arrested the receiver of the fireworks at a distance multiple charges, they said.

“They must be planning a heck of a 4th of July party!” the department joked.

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