By CBSNewYork Team

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.

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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.

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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.

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Police say they have arrested some 22 people caught trying to get the fireworks on the streets and confiscated several weapons as well.

CBSNewYork Team