THE government are to deploy police dogs on the border in an attempt to stop the importation of illegal fireworks from Spain into Gibraltar.

It is expected that in the run up to Christmas criminals will try to bring in an increased number of fireworks to sell for festive celebrations.

Passenger declaration forms have also been distributed to all tour operators so that visitors to the Rock are clear what they can and can’t bring in.

Anyone planning a party has been advised to purchase British Standard approved fireworks that have been legally imported and available from licensed dealers.