Police seize $250,000 worth of illegal fireworks in Danbury - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Police seize $250,000 worth of illegal fireworks in Danbury

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Four state police trailers are filled with the illegal fireworks. (WFSB) Four state police trailers are filled with the illegal fireworks. (WFSB)
State police released this photo of the $250,000 worth of illegal fireworks seized in Danbury State police released this photo of the $250,000 worth of illegal fireworks seized in Danbury
$250,000 worth of illegal fireworks were seized from a storage barn in Danbury by state police. $250,000 worth of illegal fireworks were seized from a storage barn in Danbury by state police.
State police trailer surround a trailer where the illegal fireworks are being housed. (WFSB) State police trailer surround a trailer where the illegal fireworks are being housed. (WFSB)
DANBURY, CT (WFSB) -

A complaint lead to the confiscation of $250,000 worth of illegal fireworks in Danbury.

State police detectives from the Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit said they executed a search warrant at storage barn around 5 p.m. on Wednesday where they found illegal fireworks and explosives along with narcotics and $3,600.

"In the state of Connecticut, the only legal fireworks that are permitted are sparklers and fountains. Anything that goes aerial or explodes in the air is considered illegal," said Det. Paul Makuc.

Police said they were tipped off by the Danbury Fire Marshal's office several days ago that someone was selling thousands in illegal fireworks out of a makeshift fireworks store.

"This has been an ongoing situation for at least the past couple of years," Makuc said. "We've also recovered improvised explosive devices."

Neighbors said they were fed up with what was happening on their quiet street and complained, however it is unclear what street the fireworks were being sold on.

No arrests have been made by state police. However, authorities said they believe that were will be “multiple people” arrested in connection with this discovery.

Danbury Fire Marshal’s Office, the Danbury Police Department, FBI–New Haven, the Connecticut State Police Emergency Services Unit Bomb Squad are all working with state police in this case.

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