8 Hispanics arrested and 1.5 tons of illegal fireworks confiscated

8 Hispanics arrested and 1.5 tons of illegal fireworks confiscated. The police had to carry out a thorough investigation that lasted a mo...

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  • 8 Hispanics arrested and 1.5 tons of illegal fireworks confiscated.
  • The police had to carry out a thorough investigation that lasted a month to be able to locate those responsible.
  • They determined they were selling them through online e-commerce sites.

8 Hispanics are arrested and 1.5 tons of illegal fireworks are confiscated. The police had to carry out a thorough investigation that lasted a month to be able to locate those responsible, who were selling illegal fireworks through websites.

This Saturday, the Irwindale Police Department, a city in the area of Los Angeles, announced that they had confiscated 1.5 tons, equivalent to more than 3,000 pounds, of illegal fireworks and that in the process 8 Hispanics were arrested.

8 Hispanics arrested and 1.5 tons confiscated in fireworks

8 Hispanics arrested and 1.5 tons confiscated in fireworks
They arrest 8 Hispanics and confiscate 1.5 tons in fireworks. Photo: Twitter

The officers’ investigation lasted about a month and progressed rapidly thanks to the anonymous collaboration of some members of the community. Via a press release They specified that the illegal products were being sold electronically.

“Acting on advice and information from the community, investigators with the Irwindale Police Department conducted a series of investigations based on June 2021 about reports of dangerous and illegal fireworks being sold in the City of Irwindale through online e-commerce sites, ”they began explaining.

Investigation Results: 8 Hispanics Under Arrest

8 Hispanics arrested and 1.5 tons confiscated in fireworks
Photo: Irwindale Police Department

The investigation led to the seizure of 1.5 tons of illegal fireworks, which officers will be responsible for properly destroying, and the arrest of eight men, allegedly Hispanic. The arrests occurred between June 2 and June 29. These are the arrested:

Angelo Arca Buna, 46 years old; Jesus Hernandez Ramirez, 35 years old; Elijah Garrido, 34 years old; Christopher Angle Salazar, 30 years old; Louis Alexis Garcia, 25 years old; Y Mauricio Pineda, 33 years old. The police did not reveal the names of two other subjects as they are minors.

Fourth of July Warnings

8 Hispanics arrested and 1.5 tons confiscated in fireworks
Photo: Irwindale Police Department

Police took the opportunity to recall how dangerous fireworks are, so popular at July 4 celebrations. “Unauthorized fireworks are not only illegal, but they are extremely dangerous and harm our community,” the text reads.

“Every Independence Day holiday, illegal fireworks cause fires, injuries and property damage in the City of Irwindale, resulting in a number of complaints to the police department,” they added. “The City of Irwindale and the Irwindale Police Department have ZERO TOLERANCE for the possession, sale and use of illegal fireworks in our city ”, they highlighted.

Leave the pyrotechnics to the pros

8 Hispanics arrested and 1.5 tons confiscated in fireworks
Photo: Irwindale Police Department

Officials asked only to use permitted fireworks dispensers. “We encourage our community to have a safe vacation using only ‘safe and sound’ fireworks purchased from licensed fireworks locations,” they wrote.

“Better yet, we encourage our community to enjoy professionally produced fireworks displays taking place in our area,” they added as advice for people to enjoy the holidays without putting themselves at risk.

More arrests of this type

Photo: Irwindale Police Department

As in this case, the help of the community can be vital. “Anyone with information about individuals who possess or sell dangerous fireworks is encouraged to make an anonymous report to www.lacrimestoppers.org or call 800-222-TIPS,” they requested and added that they may be eligible for a reward of up to $ 1,000 from Los Angeles Crime Stoppers.

The results of this operation were announced just three days after the Los Angeles Police confiscated about 2.5 tons of fireworks in the south-center of the city. At the scene there was a huge detonation that injured 17 people, including 10 officers.

17 people injured in case of fireworks

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Authorities reported that Arturo Ceja III was storing fireworks in his home, which caused an explosion last Wednesday in which 17 people were injured. NBCNews.

The man was detained by federal agents and is now charged with illegally transporting 32,000 pounds of fireworks. Ceja admitted that he bought and transported the fireworks illegally. According to the complaint, he also told officers that he was keeping them under a tent in his yard.

More than fireworks boxes

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Agents found “more than 500 commercial grade fireworks boxes, both 1.3 airshow and 1.4 hazard class fireworks in large cardboard boxes,” they also saw “homemade fireworks”, components for making explosives and money.

Justice Department officials said in a statement that the explosion that occurred on Wednesday originated when agents destroyed the devices, causing “a massive blast radius, damaging houses in the neighborhood and injuring a total of 17 law enforcement officers and civilians.” they said. 8 Hispanics arrested and 1.5 tons confiscated in fireworks.

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