Near the Spring Festival, the phenomenon of illegal transportation, storage and sale of fireworks and firecrackers has increased. On January 31, Xi ‘an Emergency Management Bureau reported the phased results of the special action to ban the sale and control of fireworks and firecrackers. Recently, emergency management departments and other departments seized more than 250 boxes of fireworks and firecrackers, and many people were administratively detained.
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On January 19th, Lantian County Emergency Management Bureau, together with the county public security bureau, seized an illegal operation and storage of fireworks and firecrackers during the joint operation of "cracking down on illegal activities" against Tangyu Town. After on-site investigation and inspection, the illegal acts of the relevant responsible persons in operating without a license and illegally storing fireworks and firecrackers are true. Law enforcement officers and public security police sealed up and detained 186 pieces (boxes) of fireworks and firecrackers seized at the scene, controlled the illegal personnel, and handed them over to the public security department for public security detention for 10 days according to law.
From January 22nd to 27th, Lianhu District Safety Committee Office actively supervised and coordinated public security, emergency, market supervision, urban management bureau and other departments and sub-district offices, and comprehensively promoted the control of fireworks and firecrackers. This week, joint law enforcement was carried out three times in the whole region and twice in the streets. A total of 703 people were dispatched, 643 people were inspected, and 11 pieces of fireworks and firecrackers were seized. Administrative compulsory measures were taken against a mobile vendor who illegally sold fireworks and firecrackers.
On January 25th, Xixian New Area Fengxi New Town Safety Supervision Department, together with Diaotai Street Office and Tongwen Road Police Station, launched a joint inspection of fireworks and firecrackers in the jurisdiction. During the inspection, a mobile vendor illegally selling fireworks and firecrackers was found in the Diaotai section of Weihe River embankment, and more than 10 boxes of fireworks and firecrackers were seized on the spot. The legal sale and storage were given administrative detention by the public security department for 5 days.
On the evening of January 26th, Baqiao District Emergency Management Bureau, together with the street office, public security, market supervision, pollution control and haze reduction and other departments, carried out the night inspection of fireworks and firecrackers on the streets of Textile City. In accordance with the general requirements of "full coverage, zero tolerance, strict law enforcement and practical results", the inspection team conducted night inspections on the illegal sales of fireworks and firecrackers. At the scene, an illegal mobile sales stall of fireworks and firecrackers was seized, and more than 10 small fireworks were collected in a box.
On January 29th, weiyang district Emergency Management Bureau, together with Seoul Street Office and Seoul Police Station, carried out verification and inspection on the "illegal storage and sale of fireworks and firecrackers in a residential building in Huixi Village" reported by the masses. After verification, the report was true, and more than 20 boxes of fireworks and firecrackers were stored in a private house in the reported place. The police of Seoul police station collected the fireworks and firecrackers illegally stored at the scene and transported them to a safe area. Relevant illegal personnel have been handed over to the public security department and detained for 10 days according to law.
On January 29th, Chanba Ecological Zone Emergency Management Bureau launched a crackdown on illegal sales of fireworks and firecrackers in key areas within its jurisdiction. The inspection team found an illegal sales stall while inspecting the park on the south side of Lake No.1, and law enforcement officers banned it according to law and temporarily detained 15 pieces (boxes) of fireworks.
Relevant laws and regulations:
On November 16, 2023, in order to further improve the ban on the sale and release of fireworks and firecrackers in Xi ‘an, continuously improve the ambient air quality, and ensure public safety and people’s personal and property safety, the General Office of Xi ‘an Municipal People’s Government issued a notice on strengthening the ban on the sale and release of fireworks and firecrackers. The "Notice" clearly pointed out that the special actions of joint law enforcement should be carried out. The district and county governments, the Xixian New Area Administrative Committee and the development zone management committees should implement the main responsibility of the territory, adhere to the combination of strict law enforcement and civilized law enforcement, and organize emergency management, public security, transportation, ecological environment, market supervision, urban management and other departments to carry out joint law enforcement every major festival and important time node such as "New Year’s Day, Spring Festival, Lantern Festival, Labor Day and National Day", and mobilize comprehensive management forces to give full play to the town.
"Fireworks safety management regulations" article thirty-sixth.
For those who produce and operate fireworks and firecrackers without permission, or sell black powder, pyrotechnics and fuse to units or individuals that have not obtained the safety production license of fireworks and firecrackers, the safety production supervision and management department shall order them to stop illegal production and business activities, impose a fine of more than 20,000 yuan and less than 100,000 yuan, and confiscate the illegally produced and operated items and illegal income. For those who transport fireworks and firecrackers by road without permission, the public security department shall order them to stop illegal transportation activities, impose a fine of not less than 10,000 yuan but not more than 50,000 yuan, and confiscate the illegally transported articles and illegal income. Illegal production, operation and transportation of fireworks and firecrackers, which constitutes a violation of public security management, shall be given administrative penalties for public security according to law; If a crime is constituted, criminal responsibility shall be investigated according to law.
"People’s Republic of China (PRC) public security management punishment law" thirtieth.
Whoever, in violation of state regulations, manufactures, buys, sells, stores, transports, mails, carries, uses, provides or disposes of explosive, toxic, radioactive and corrosive substances or infectious disease pathogens shall be detained for more than 10 days and less than 15 days; If the circumstances are minor, they shall be detained for more than five days and less than ten days.
Article 125th of the Criminal Law of People’s Republic of China (PRC).
Whoever illegally manufactures, buys, sells, transports, mails or stores guns, ammunition and explosives shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not less than three years but not more than ten years; If the circumstances are serious, they shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not less than 10 years, life imprisonment or death. Whoever illegally manufactures, buys, sells, transports or stores toxic, radioactive, infectious disease pathogens and other substances and endangers public safety shall be punished in accordance with the provisions of the preceding paragraph.
Article 136 of the Criminal Law of People’s Republic of China (PRC)
Those who violate the regulations on the management of explosive, flammable, radioactive, toxic and corrosive substances and have serious accidents in production, storage, transportation and use, resulting in serious consequences, shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not more than three years or criminal detention; If the consequences are especially serious, they shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not less than three years but not more than seven years.
In order to eliminate potential safety hazards and defend the blue sky, we appeal to the general public to refuse to illegally produce, sell and store fireworks and firecrackers, and not to set off fireworks and firecrackers, so as to greet the New Year in a safe and civilized way.