Ramadan: Illegal sale of fireworks lose spark

Dubai Police has stepped up its campaign against the illegal sale of fireworks during Ramadan and the upcoming Eid Al Fitr celebrations, with 1,114 boxes seized in the latest raid on stores in Bur Dubai and Deira.

Shopkeepers that sell fireworks on the sly in those neighbourhoods, along with Karama, are fearful after Dubai Police cracked down on their locations.

Some retailers reportedly brandish their merchandise via BlackBerry groups created for selling fireworks to a wider customer base, but the cops caught on.

Brigadier Abdullah Ali Al Ghaithi, Director of the General Administration of security bodies, enterprises and emergency, Dubai Police, confirmed the same in a statement saying the 1,114 boxes of fireworks was seized from groceries in Bur Dubai and Deira when they were tipped off that a person sold and promoted this illegal activity over a BlackBerry device.