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NYPD: 2 arrested trying to sell fireworks online
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City police have seized $1,600 worth of fireworks and arrested two individuals in the Bronx in a citywide crackdown of illegal fireworks sales.
The NYPD's top spokesman Paul Browne says Wednesday the individuals were identified after officers discovered they were trying to sell the fireworks on Craigslist.
Browne says Wednesday's seizure was one of 46 police have conducted ahead of July Fourth. He says police have arrested 65 people and seized five vehicles used to bring illegal fireworks into New York City from out of state.
Browne says of the 46 total illegal fireworks seizures, 13 were made at vehicle checkpoints and the rest either during buy operations or as a result of search warrants.