Alameda Authorities Make Major Fireworks Bust:
This is the first fireworks bust I’ve heard of on craigslist so far.
UNION CITY — A high-tech sting operation — using the popular Craigslist internet website — has led to the arrest of a Union City man and the seizure of more than 1,000 pounds of illegal fireworks, authorities revealed Thursday.
Alameda County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. JD Nelson said Joel Otsuka was being held at Santa Rita jail on multiple counts of possession, transportation and sale of illegal fireworks.
Otsuka’s alleged operation was uncovered by detectives with the sheriff’s department’s cyber crimes division who were trolling Craigslist, looking for illegal activities.
This next quote pretty much sums up craigslist for me.
“They were surprised at how brazen he was — listing an illegal activity for all to see,” Nelson said.
They must be new to craigslist.