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Grenada police declare zero tolerance on fireworks

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 3:10 PM
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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) – Grenada police have declared a zero-tolerance policy against the use of pyrotechnic material such as firecrackers, scratch bombs, sparklers, and other similar explosives during the Christmas season.

They have warned that the relevant authorities will be intensifying their monitoring policies regarding the importation of the items.

The police said they will be intensifying their security measures aimed at stemming the illegal and indiscriminate use of these explosives and will take a zero-tolerance approach against offenders.

“Persons are reminded that the activating, discharging, or throwing of these explosive devices in any public place is prohibited,” the police said in a statement.

“Further, persons are reminded that it is a criminal offence for anyone to use, deal, sell, or purchase these explosives without the appropriate licence,” the police said, warning that anyone found in possession of these items, offering them for sale, or discharging them may face criminal prosecution under the relevant legislation.

The police said that considering the dangers posed by these explosives, they are urging the public to cooperate and report any violation of the ban.

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