Costa Rican Armed Forces Cracking Down on the Illegal Sale of Fireworks

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – In order to prevent tragedies from the use of fireworks, the Security Ministry today launched a campaign called “Let us beware together” which seeks to avoid the use of these explosives.

    According to Deputy Minister of Security, Walter Navarro, every effort will be focused so that no child enters the hospital because of improper use of fireworks.

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    “All gunpowder in the hands of a child is a crime, that’s why we’re going to make a tighter control on the roads, especially in the Peñas Blancas and the South which is where most illegal fireworks enter the country,” Navarro stressed.

    According to the chief of this entity, Mario Zamora, if the powder is legal or illegal it can cause impairment to public health.

    “Statistics tell us that we are entering the time of year where we have many casualties and accidents resulting from the use of fireworks that generate burns,” said Zamora who also appealed to parents to not use fireworks during the Christmas season.

    To accomplish this goal, it will have 3,000 officers, 300 radio patrols, 250 policemen on motorcycles, 100 bicycles and 20 mounted police.

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

    San Jose Costa Rica

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