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North Toowoomba resident surrenders illegal fireworks

A cache of illegal fireworks was handed in by a North Toowoomba resident.
A cache of illegal fireworks was handed in by a North Toowoomba resident. Contributed

A WARNING of the dangers of illegal fireworks has led to 4kg of the banned explosives being recovered from a North Toowoomba home.

A Department of Natural Resources and Mines spokesman said a resident voluntarily surrendered the cache on Saturday after reading about the dangers of illegal fireworks in The Chronicle.

"A senior explosives inspector contacted by the property owner recovered the fireworks which were later destroyed at the government explosives reserve," the spokesman said.

"The fireworks were in packaging that indicates they originated from Victoria.

He urged other residents in possession of illegal fireworks to hand them in under the current amnesty.

"Persons caught illegally possessing or using fireworks will be prosecuted and face a maximum fine of $44,000 and 6 months jail."

They can contact the Explosives Inspectorate by calling 1300 739 868.

Topics:  illegal fireworks, toowoomba




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