After receiving an anonymous tip, El Monte police seized four tons of illegal fireworks valued at $275,000 from a Los Angeles-area home and convenience store, according to the Associated Press.

The two seizures were part of the same investigation.

The special investigation team from the police department found $125,000 worth of illegal fireworks from the home on Monday night. A stash of fireworks was also found in an East Los Angeles convenience store on Tuesday worth roughly $150,000.

One person was arrested at the store.

According to the Los Angeles Times, police refused to release the address or further details about the seizure to protect the ongoing investigation.

LA Weekly