SIK: Two men were arrested for selling firecrackers and fireworks without a permit at the Pekan Sik Ramadan bazaar.
Sik district police chief Deputy Supt Abdull Razak Osman said a 32-year-old man selling a variety of fireworks was detained at 6.45pm on Sunday after he failed to produce a permit when questioned by a police officer.
“Police also seized 24 packages of Dragon firecrackers, 120 packages of Bawang firecrackers, 12 Happy Boom Flower Silver, 12 packets of Sparulers, a package of plastic rubber and a package of plastic wraps estimated to be worth RM200,” he said here yesterday.
DSP Abdull Razak said a 26-year-old man was arrested at the same location at about 7pm after he also failed to produce a permit.
“Among the items seized were various types of firecrackers such as 67 boxes of Pop, 25 Glow Of Sunset, four Happy Boom, 245 fireworks and three Cone Fountain fireworks estimated to be worth RM150,” he added.
DSP Abdull Razak said both men were released yesterday on police bail and investigations would be conducted under Section 4 (2) of the Explosives Act 1957.
Meanwhile, a 34-year-old man suffered a serious injury on his left hand after the firecrackers he was holding exploded at Kampung Sungai Semiar near here on Sunday.
The victim suffered severe injuries to the ring finger and little finger, and the bones of his fingers were broken. — Bernama