NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There will be fewer illegal fireworks on the streets this holiday weekend.
Police say they’ve confiscated $54,000 worth of illegal fireworks.READ MORE: Judge Rules Mayor De Blasio, Former NYPD Commissioner Will Not Have To Take Stand In Inquiry Into Eric Garner's Death
It’s all part of several operations that have been going on since June.
One operation focused on individuals believed to be trafficking large amounts of illegal fireworks in the city.READ MORE: Infant Girl, Mother Injured When Car Crashes Into Yonkers Store
In another operation, NYPD officers arrested a man who was allegedly selling illegal fireworks on Craigslist.
The NYPD says on five separate occasions, community-based leads resulted in fireworks-related arrests and seizures.MORE NEWS: 2 Abandoned Black Swans Rescued On Long Island
Police say they have arrested some 22 people caught trying to get the fireworks on the streets and confiscated several weapons as well.