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Port Authority Holland Tunnel traffic stop leads to fireworks seizure

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BEYOND BERGEN: A traffic stop for tinted windows at the Holland Tunnel toll plaza in Jersey City this morning became the first local fireworks seizure of the 2015 Fourth of July for Port Authority police.

Officers who stopped 2006 Chevy sedan at 10:30 a.m. noticed the $900 worth of explosives spread across the back seat when the driver, 30-year-old Jerry Colon of Newark, rolled down his window, the authority’s Joseph Pentangelo.

The driver, who told the officers the fireworks were for a party he was planning was arrested on illegals fireworks possession charges and the explosives seized. Colon also received a summons for the tinted windows.

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