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: Man Stabbed To Death In Bay Ridge, Suspect In Custody
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: 2 Wanted In Connection To Deadly Shooting In Washington Heights
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: David Robinson, 53, Arrested For Murder Of Woman Who Died After Falling Down Stairs At Subway Station
Police say they have arrested some 22 people caught trying to get the fireworks on the streets and confiscated several weapons as well.