Saudi Arabia: 6 months jail, SR100,000 fine for dealing in fireworks

Cairo: Smuggling, manufacturing and dealing in fireworks in Saudi Arabia are punishable by up to six months in prison and a fine of SR100,000, Saudi prosecutors have earned.

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The kingdom’s public prosecution said that fireworks cause bodily harm and trigger dangerous incidents.

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“Dealing in fireworks is prohibited in cases other than those stipulated by the law due to their bodily harms and dangerous incidents,” it said in a statement.

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Prosecution defined fireworks as a chemical compound prepared to cause a bang along with visual forms or smoke such as fireworks and flares.

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Maximum fine

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“Smuggling firecrackers into the kingdom, manufacturing or trading in them is punishable by up to six months in prison and a maximum fine of 100,000 riyals,” it added.

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Firecrackers, including fireworks and flares are usually used in celebration of holidays and festivities. Several countries have banned them, while others have prohibited their use without a permit for safety and environmental reasons, including resulting casualties and pollution.

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