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Public Prosecution Shares Penalities of Trading Illegal Fireworks Ahead of Ramadan

Individuals involved in trading, importing, exporting, manufacturing, or possessing fireworks without a license are subject to severe penalties

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Published on April 8, 2024, 15:03:54


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The Public Prosecution's Criminal Information Centre (Waey) recently posted a video on its social media platforms outlining the penalty for illegally trading fireworks.

According to Article 54 of Federal Decree Law No. 17 of 2019 on Weapons, Ammunition, Explosives, Military Material, and Hazardous Substances, individuals involved in trading, importing, exporting, manufacturing, or possessing fireworks without a licence are subject to severe penalties.

These penalties include imprisonment for a minimum of one year and a fine of at least Dh100,000, or either of them.

Explosives, as defined in Article 1 of the law, encompass chemical compounds or mixtures that react under certain conditions, generating pressure, heat, and speed capable of causing damage to the surrounding area. This definition explicitly includes fireworks.

Furthermore, Article 3 of the law prohibits the possession, acquisition, carrying, import, export, trade, manufacture, transportation, or disposal of any weapon, ammunition, explosives, military material, or hazardous substances without obtaining the requisite licence or permit from the authorised authorities.

The Public Prosecution shared the information through a video to foster a legal culture within the community and enhance awareness regarding the latest legislation in the country.

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