More than $42,000 illegal fireworks seized

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Officials in southern New Mexico seized more than $42,000 worth of illegal fireworks. 

Dona Ana County Fire investigators staged a sting at a firework stand in Chaparral near the Texas border, after getting a tip online. 

They say they found hundreds of pounds of illegal aerial fireworks and artillery shells. 

The fire chief says the operator of the stand will face charges. 

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