Commerce officials crack down on dangerous toys

Commerce authorities, assisted by Tel Aviv police officers, raided a shop in the city's new central bus station suspected of dealing in toys guns capable of causing serious bodily injury, police said in a statement on Wednesday. 250 items, including rifles and pistols that fire rubber bullets, were confiscated in the raid. Police said projectiles fired from the toy weapons were capable of inflicting severe bodily harm. The raid on the shop was part of recent efforts by commerce authorities to clamp down on the selling of dangerous toys, according to the police statement. "The Commerce Ministry, with the assistance of the Israeli Police will continue their efforts against dangerous toys as the Purim holiday draws near," the statement read.