Four web shops with illegal fireworks taken offline, 2,000 buyers in the picture

The police and the Public Prosecution Service (OM) have had four Polish web shops out of the air that have sent many thousands of packages of illegal fireworks to the Netherlands for years. There are two thousand Dutch buyers "in the picture", reports the police Wednesday.


The police and the Public Prosecution Service (OM) have had four Polish web shops out of the air that have sent many thousands of packages of illegal fireworks to the Netherlands for years. There are two thousand Dutch buyers "in the picture", reports the police Wednesday.

Some thousands of kilos of illegal and "life-threatening" fireworks have been seized in house searches at some of these buyers. The rest of the buyers can still count on the visit of agents.

This includes fireworks from the web shops Bombashop and UltrasShop. "In the Netherlands, France and Poland the servers of the relevant webshops have been confiscated."

The investigation from the police and judiciary in the Netherlands provided insight into the distribution lines, on which it was decided to tackle the problem "at the source". Among others, Europol has come into contact with the Polish government. This led to an investigation from the Polish authorities in cooperation with the Netherlands, France and Germany.

"Over the past few weeks, several campaigns have taken place in these countries, with more than 57 people arrested on suspicion of, among other things, illegal trade in fireworks, money laundering and tax fraud." More than a hundred homes were searched and the police took some 80,000 kilos of fireworks. confiscated. "

REF: https://www.nu.nl/jaarwisseling/5614679/vier-webshops-met-illegaal-vuurwerk-offline-gehaald-2000-kopers-in-beeld.html