BOOM! Fireworks Busts Across the Golden State

Fourth of July is quickly approaching, which means authorities all across California are cracking down on people selling and smuggling illegal fireworks.

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LA County Sheriffs Department
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KNBC-TV
Fourth of July is quickly approaching, which means police from across California are cracking down on people trying to sell or smuggle illegal fireworks.n

Though setting off a big boom may be viewed as the proper way to show your patriotic side, illegal fireworks can be extremely dangerous and result in $1,000 to $5,000 in fines, and up to one year in prison.

nNot satisfied with "safe and sane" fireworks? Click here to find out where you can view a legal and dazzling firework show.

nSee some of California's recent fireworks seizures below.
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KNBC-TV
Investigators found 1500 pounds of illegal firework June, 29, 2018 in Exposition Park.
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KNBC-TV
Investigators found 1500 pounds of illegal firework June, 29, 2018 in Exposition Park.
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KNBC-TV
Investigators found 1500 pounds of illegal firework June, 29, 2018 in Exposition Park.
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KNBC-TV
Investigators found 1500 pounds of illegal firework June, 29, 2018 in Exposition Park.
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Moreno Valley Police Department
This firework seizure took place in Moreno Valley June 26, 2018.
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Moreno Valley Police Department
Firework seizure in Moreno Valley June 26, 2018.
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Moreno Valley Police Department
Firework seizure in Moreno Valley June 26, 2018.
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Long Beach Police Department - East Division
LBPD East Directed Enforcement Team responded to an online ad selling fireworks. The seller, a Long Beach local, met with DET to complete the transaction and ended up receiving more than he bargained for! June 26, 2018.
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San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Illegal fireworks seized June 23, 2018 in Victorville.
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Captain Tim Murakami
LA County industry deputies make another large seizure of illegal fireworks on June 22, 2018.
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Inglewood Police
Inglewood Police officers made an arrest June 20, 2018 for selling/possession of illegal fireworks.
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LA County Sheriff Department
More than $7500 in dangerous & illegal fireworks seized by LASD deputies in ongoing La Puente fireworks suppression operation on June 20, 2018.
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Cal Fire
Officials seized more than 49,000 pounds of illegal fireworks on June 8, 2018 stored across Northern California in the cities of Copperopolis, Modesto, Salida, Hayward, Walnut Creek and Oakland
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Ontario Police Department
The arrest of a Riverside man by the Ontario Police Department has led to the seizure of 250 lbs of illegal fireworks on June 7, 2018.
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Fontana Police Department
Several more people were cited by Fontana Police for selling or possessing illegal fireworks in June 2018.
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