LIMERICK, Ireland - Gardai in Limerick have made a significant seizure of suspected fireworks during a vehicle search.
Last week, Gardai from the divisional Roads Policing Unit are said to have stopped and searched a vehicle in Clarina.
During the vehicle search in the Limerick village, Gardai seized 12 boxes of suspected illegal fireworks.
According to officials, the fireworks seized had an estimated retail value of around 2,000 euros.
Subsequently, officials from the Roads Policing Unit also arrested two people.
The two men arrested were aged in their 20s and 30s and were taken to the Henry Street Garda station for questioning.
Officials have revealed that the two men were subsequently released.
A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
A Garda spokesperson was quoted as saying, "Fireworks are illegal and there are serious penalties for the possession of same including a €10,000 fine or five years in prison or both. Fireworks can also cause serious risk of injury and can also cause distress to neighbours, pets and other animals."