Stealing sand from the beach turned to the tourists the threat of jail

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French, vacationing in Sardinia, stole the sand from the beach as a souvenir, from-for what to them threatens till six years of prison. About it reports “Interfax”.

Couple caught with 14 plastic bottles filled with sand weighing 40 kilograms, which they hid in the trunk. Violators claim they did not know that committing a crime when he collected the sand on the beach of Chia in the South of Sardinia.

It is assumed that after that the French planned to take the ferry from Porto Torres to Toulon, France, but they were caught by the police. Now tourists can be sentenced to six years in prison for theft of items of public use.

White beaches of the Italian island actively safeguarded and protected by the local authorities. Some tourists steal sand available for sale on the Internet that is illegal. As noted by Sardinian environmental scientist Pierluigi cocco, the beaches of Sardinia — one of the main attractions of the island are under threat of extinction due to tourists stealing sand.

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