Man arrested with 600 kilos of fireworks in his van

A 22-year-old man was arrested in Enschede on Tuesday evening after border officials discovered he had 600 kilos of fireworks in his van.

The man was pulled over by military border police during spot checks. On searching his vehicle, they discovered 15 boxes marked ‘danger class’. Other fireworks were found during a search of his home, news agency ANP said.

Tuesday’s seizure is the third reported so far in the run up to this year’s New Year celebrations.

On Friday, 90 kilos of fireworks were discovered in the storage space of a flat in The Hague. Three weeks ago, 600 kilos were found in another van.

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