El Monte police seize 4 tons of fireworks

The Fillmore First Assembly Church sells fireworks for upcoming July 4th celebrations on June 30, 2008 in Fillmore, California.
The Fillmore First Assembly Church sells fireworks for upcoming July 4th celebrations on June 30, 2008 in Fillmore, California. David McNew/Getty Images

El Monte police have seized 4 tons of illegal fireworks valued at $275,000 from a Los Angeles-area residence and a convenience store.

El Monte police officials said Thursday that they raided two locations after they received an anonymous tip.

Police say $125,000 worth of illegal fireworks were seized from the home on Monday and about $150,000 worth of fireworks were found at a store in East Los Angeles on Tuesday. One person was arrested at the store.

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