THE GUARDIA CIVIL has seized 8,546 fireworks and 22 air pistols from a booth at the Archidona fairground.
It was found the vendor, who was giving away the explosives as prizes in a shooting game, lacked the relevant licences and safety measures to handle the products. Officers also discovered 390 of the fireworks had expired in 2015.
The agents, who were carrying out an inspection of several stalls at the fairground, found the 22 airsoft branded pistols, which were given away to mainly young customers, did not have corresponding serial number.
On inspecting the storage space under the vendor’s counter, they found two boxes containing thousands of fireworks, and quickly discovered the stall owner did not have the necessary security measures in place to sell and market the products, and deeming the expired pyrotechnics to be a risk to humans.