POLICE will enforce a limitation on the use of fireworks during Diwali.
Chief of operations ACP Rusiate Tudravu said those found breaching the State's endorsement of the celebration time frame from 5pm to 10pm would be charged.
On Diwali day, the deadline will be extended to midnight.
"Should we receive any reports of firecrackers being misused, we will bring those involved in custody," ACP Tudravu said.
"That's the time allocated. Should there be any reports received of breaches of the time frame, it would be investigated."
ACP Tudravu said the force received numerous complaints from members of the public regarding undue noise caused by some people lighting fireworks late at night.
"Police are calling on members of the public to be mindful of their noise levels during the festive season, particularly when lighting fireworks late in the evening."
He said they had beefed up security around the country.
Police officers will work with the Mineral Resources Department to clamp down on those taking advantage of the festive season.
"We have discussed this. We are closely liaising with the Mineral Resources Department on the outlets that have been authorised to sell. We also are receiving a lot of concerns regarding fireworks making noise."'
A stern warning was also issued to members of the public in the West.
West police spokeswoman Naina Ragigia also said shop owners were not allowed to sell firecrackers to citizens under the 18 years old.
"Police will be deployed to areas to make sure that all abide by the law being set out," Ms Ragigia said.