Oakland police confiscate over 500 pounds of illegal fireworks

Oakland police seized over 500 pounds of illegal fireworks, authorities said on Tuesday.

Officers were responding to a call in the 1500 block of 6th Avenue when they saw a group of people near a vehicle. The group quickly left the area after seeing officers arrive. However, officers continued to investigate in the area and spotted a vehicle with a large amount of fireworks in plain view, the Oakland Police Department said.


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The officers towed and impounded the vehicle and confiscated the stash of illegal fireworks that weighed just over 560 pounds.

There were no arrests.