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Firecracker components seized in Paphos

Paphos police have seized explosive materials meant to be used in the production of firecrackers for Easter.

Inside a bag hidden in a park in Lempa, officers found five kilos of potassium nitrate, a bag believed to contain sulphur, 26 metal pipes, two fire extinguishers, a gas canister, and a sledgehammer.

“Police managed to prevent the manufacture of these dangerous objects, which were apparently going to be used in Easter,” Paphos police spokesman Nicos Tsiappis said.

He said the force continued its intensified effort to stamp out the phenomenon and urged the public to help.

Meanwhile, Limassol police located 107 factory-made firecrackers in a cemetery, found to belong to two teenagers, 14 and 16.

Police also found €29 in cash stashed with the explosives.

The teens were arrested and charged in writing, police said.

 

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