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Two teens detained over 10,000 fireworks

Police say mini tube bombs amounted to 30 kilos of powerful firecrackers


Two teenagers have been remanded in custody after they were arrested in rural Nicosia for transporting 9,980 fireworks in their vehicle.

A Nicosia judge ordered on Sunday that the two teenagers be remanded for five days in connection with a case of 30 kilos of piled explosive material deemed by police investigators as “high danger” pyrotechnics.

On Saturday night, traffic police stopped a vehicle in Klirou, rural Nicosia, which was driven by one of the 19-year-old suspects, while the other was a front seat passenger.

Police told Knews on Monday that officers flagged the vehicle during a traffic stop but did not say whether the incident was connected to a traffic violation.

While some types of fireworks are legal in the Republic of Cyprus, police said the two teens were in possession of a large quantity of illegal firecracker tube bombs.

The powerful firecrackers were confiscated by Klirou police officers while the case is under investigation.

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