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




Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
VENDOR WANTS THIS... OFFERS OVER...
House 3 1 10
What a Perfect Place to... $349,990...
House 3 2 2
A home fit for Tradies... $309,000...
House 3 1 2
SOLD BY ROB & GILLIAN... 215,000
Unit 2 1 1

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Ipswich jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
FULL TIME WEB... Fortitude Valley Full Time 75,000 - 90,000
GENERAL MANAGER ... Gladstone Full Time $120 - $150
SHORT ORDER COOK Walloon Casual


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Free Seed Packets

with token from today's paper
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Post an ad from $30
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Horoscopes

Virgo

Move beyond your typical tastes and explore what's possible in cuisine. Cooking will be high on your agenda right now. Someone may make an...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save