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Over 2,400 fireworks were seized during a raid on a premises in Dublin on Friday.

Over 2,400 fireworks were seized during a raid on a premises in Dublin on Friday.

Over 2,400 fireworks were seized during a raid on a premises in Dublin on Friday.

GARDAI seized over 2,400 fireworks during a raid on a premises in Dublin on Friday.

Officers from Kevin Street Divisional Drugs Unit found the rockets while carrying out a search on a premises in Dublin 8.

Gardai say the fireworks were worth around €1,800.

Residents in many parts of Dublin have been complaining of fireworks going off regularly since August well in advance of Halloween.

Gardai launched Operation Tombola last month to tackle the surge in the use of illegal fireworks.

Communities across the city have reported numerous incidents with fireworks over recent weeks including fireworks being fired at people, vehicles, houses and through letter boxes.

Speaking at a joint policing committee last month, North Inner City Councillor Ray McAdam condemned those involved.

“That must have been a terrifying experience for anyone in the car, I can’t imagine what it would have been like if you had kids in the car as well and a firework or banger being fired at the car.

“We have to get the message out there that this isn’t on. We have to remind those involved that we are in the middle of a pandemic.”

Gardai have made a number of seizures of nationwide in recent weeks as part of the operation.

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