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Who is Arturo Ceja?
Arturo Ceja hails from Los Angeles. Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms charged Ceja arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department for 32 tons of illegal fireworks that led to a failed detonation that injured 17 people, with the illegal transport of explosives without license.
How old is Arturo Ceja?
He is 27 years old.
Filed Friday night, the criminal complaint alleges that the 26-year-old made several trips to Nevada in late June to purchase various types of explosives, including airshows and large homemade fireworks, which he transported to his residence in the south. from Los Angeles in rental vans.
According to the complaint, most of the explosives were purchased from Area 51, a fireworks dealer in Pahrump, Nevada.
The agents who wrote the complaint said that fireworks in California could sell up to four times what buyers pay for them in Nevada.
Ceja told officers that he purchased the fireworks from an individual who sold them from the trunk of a Honda in the Area 51 parking lot.
“Ceja did not possess an ATF explosives license or a permit of any kind that authorized him to transport fireworks for aerial displays or homemade fireworks made with explosive materials, including but not limited to flash powder,” says the affidavit of complaint.
Federal agents detained Arturo Ceja III on Saturday. According to court documents, he was arrested at his home in South Los Angeles where 32,000 pounds of illegal fireworks were found and where a police bomb containment vehicle was destroyed in an explosion he has been charged with transporting explosives without a license.
Ceja admitted during an interview that he bought and transported the fireworks and allegedly told officers that he kept them under a tent in his backyard, according to the complaint.
It was not immediately clear whether Ceja has hired an attorney.
Agents described the types of fireworks discovered during a search of Ceja’s home on June 30 as “more than 500 boxes of commercial grade fireworks, both airshow 1.3 and hazard class 1.4 fireworks in boxes. large cardboard “. Police officers said they saw what they described as “homemade fireworks,” components to make explosives and clear plastic bags for money.