Sunday 20 June 2021

Costa Rica’s Armaments Agency Destroys 700.000 Pieces of Explosives

Among the destroyed pyrotechnic explosives was firecrackers (triquitraques in Spanish) and dynamite


The Directorate General of Armaments (Dirección General de Armamento – DGA) destroyed this morning 771.153 pieces of fireworks seized between November last year and March this year.

The pyrotechnic explosives were seized by police across the country, either because the owners did not have the respective sales, distribution and/or transport permits or despite being legal gunpowder they did not meet the regulations of Ley 7530 of the Law on Firearms and Explosives.

- Advertisement -

The destruction this morning is the largest in five years, according to government officials. Among the destroyed material was firecrackers (triquitraques in Spanish), dynamite and flares.

The burning of was done in Moravia, in an area known as Poligono 38 Especial – a special place reserved for this purpose  under the watchful eyes of explosives experts and the minister of Security, Mario Zamora and his deputy ministers, Celso Gamboa and Agustin Barquero.

Due to the upcoming year-end festivities, November is a peak sale period for fireworks in Costa Rica. Last year 829 applications were made, of which 772 permits were granted. This year the DGA reports so far 552 applications, approving 313 while the rest are under review.

Fireworks in Costa Rica are common for all types of celebrations, but nothing like Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

- Advertisement -

On the dark side of, the  Children’s Hospital (Hospital Nacional de Niños – HNN) in San José last year saw an increase of 8% of burns over the previous year.

- Advertisement -

We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Cuba Plane Crash: Company ‘Had Safety Complaints’

Solidarity and investigations after the accident. Cuban authorities are investigating the...

The Volcanos Of Central America (By Country)

Among the things most loved by travelers to Central America is...


Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 20: only “EVENS” can circulate

Today, Sunday, June 20, only vehicles with "EVEN" ending plates CAN circulate The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm, save...

“Caso Cochinilla”: Name arose when comparing parasite with hidden corruption

QCOSTARICA - On Monday, the Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) moved to the raid, seize and arrest of their investigation into corruption of public...

Fifth tropical wave precipitation will be heavier in the north of the country

QCOSTARICA - For this Wednesday, the arrival of the fifth tropical wave of the season is expected, thus reinforcing the rainy activity mainly to...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 18: 9 & 0 CANNOT circulate

Today, Friday, June 18, vehicles with plates ending 9 & 0 CANNOT circulate The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm,...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 17: 7 & 8 CANNOT circulate

Today, Thursday, June 17, vehicles with plates ending 7 & 8 CANNOT circulate The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm,...

Central America is back in the news for the wrong reasons, Costa Rica is once again the exception

QCOSTARICA - Osta Rica has been the epicenter of regional diplomacy in recent days. The successive visits of the Secretary of State of the...

Diseases, weather and low prices hit the orange sector in Costa Rica

HQ - The appearance of pests and diseases, in particular the 'dragón amarillo' (yellow dragon), the impact of the weather and a sharp drop...

Tourism sector depends on political will for recovery

QCOSTARICA - The future of tourism operators in Costa Rica depends on the political will to approve a package of bills that favors the...

Construction companies that paid alleged bribes would be disqualified for ten years

QCOSTARICA - If it is proven in a final judgment that they did pay bribes to Conavi officials, several companies could be disqualified from...


Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.