8 tons of illegal fireworks collected through amnesty program

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu Police Department announced Tuesday that nearly 10,000 pounds of fireworks were collected over the weekend through its amnesty program.

It was the public's last chance to turn in any unwanted and illegal fireworks without penalty.

The assorted fireworks totaled 9,350 pounds and were turned in to four fire stations on July 16 and 17, bringing the four-weekend total to approximately eight tons of contraband fireworks.

"We're pleased that so many people took advantage of the amnesty program to turn in more than 16,000 pounds of fireworks that are now illegal," Police Chief Louis Kealoha said. "We thank the public and the Honolulu Fire Department for making the program a success."

According to HPD, no future amnesty dates are scheduled.

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