Security Bureau Bans Selling of Fireworks for Spring Festival
People buying pyrotechnics online are held legally liable as the Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau will be banning firecrackers, fireworks and fire lanterns during the upcoming Spring Festival. The bureau has already seized around 50 tons of illegal fireworks, raided storage facilities and arrested people that are involved in the selling of these pyrotechnics.
The bureau has further vowed to tighten shipping permits, approvals and locations that are related to pyrotechnics. The bureau will also be intensifying their crackdown on illegal sales. Police will be patrolling local communities during the festival and has created 131 stations citywide to promote and raise awareness on the consequences of purchasing illegal sales of firecrackers. Individuals and entities that are involved in the illegal sales, storage and transport of pyrotechnics will be subjected to property seizures, detainment and fines of up to 15 days along with criminal liability.
Any firecrackers or fireworks that enter the city, the online buyers and delivery companies will be also held liable and must take responsibility. China’s Supreme People Court and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate issued a ruling that those purchasing illegal pyrotechnics of more than 30 kilograms will be held criminal liable.