NAPLES, Italy, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Italian authorities have seized nearly five tons of illegal fireworks near Naples, officials said.
The Chinese-made fireworks were confiscated Thursday from a company in Caserta, ANSA reported.
The seizure is the result of increased scrutiny ahead of New Year's celebrations, when tons of black-market fireworks are sold, the report said.
One mortar now being sold packs a blast that can cause serious damage to people or objects within a "very wide" radius, police said.
Young fireworks fans have given some of the products names, including "The bin Laden," "The Maradona Bomb," "Desert Storm" and "Red October."