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2 men caught with nearly $4,500 worth of illegal fireworks in New York City

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Posted at 12:48 PM, Jun 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-28 14:48:21-04

Fire marshals arrested two men in Manhattan on Saturday as the crackdown on illegal fireworks continues, CBS New York reports.

Anthony Quezada, 28, and Hugo Figueroa, 30, were busted during a surveillance operation.

Investigators caught them with approximately $4,500 worth of illegal fireworks.

Both men are charged with unlawful dealing of fireworks and reckless endangerment.

A picture posted to Facebook from the city's Fire Department shows numerous boxes of fireworks: