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Dominican authorities enforce New Year firework ban

Santo Domingo.- The Ministry of the Interior and Police has extended its offensive against the illegal manufacture and sale of fireworks during the festive season, with a series of operations at spots where the ban is often violated.

Interior and Police Minister José Ramón Fadul warned that only businesses that have been certified by the ministry are allowed to handle fireworks at public events.

The use and sale of fireworks is completely banned by Law 340-09 on the Control and Regulation of Pyrotechnic Products, and only seven companies are authorized for this purpose.

Fuegos Artificiales Júpiter, Fuegos Artificiales Metralla, Fuegos Artificiales Phantom, Pirotécnica del Caribe, Fuegos Artificiales Popeye, MG del Carie and Phantastik Fireworks are the companies that are permitted to hold displays using pyrotechnical products.

Fadul was emphatic in stating that any individual or institution that violates the established regulation would face the full weight of justice, as set out in section II of the Penal Regime, articles 22 to 26, Chapter IX of Law 340-09.

Source: Dominican Today

Category: DR News |

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