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19 August, 2019
 
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Cops seize firecrackers from teens

Larnaca police flag down car with three teens, confiscate box full of illegal fireworks, no charges

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Three teens were arrested in Larnaca and later released on Thursday in connection with an illegal explosives case under investigation.

According to police, three 17-year-old boys were detained by Crime Prevention Unit officers on Thursday evening, around 7:50pm. The teens were driving on a Larnaca road when cops flagged them down.

Police said no charges were filed against the suspects, pending lab tests to confirm whether or not the box contained illegal explosives as defined by law

During a car search, officers discovered a box that contained 40 firecrackers which they confiscated while the three suspects were briefly detained.

Police told Knews that no charges have been filed against the suspects in connection with possession of illegal fireworks, pending lab tests to confirm whether or not the box contained illegal explosives as defined by law.

But the driver of the vehicle was said to have been charged with traffic offences, including driving without a licence and failing to show proof of car insurance.

All three teens were let go while Oroklini police are investigating.

While firecrackers and sparklers have been traditionally used during Easter celebrations, officials say all types of firecrackers are illegal.

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