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NEWS: Tourists Facing Jail Time After Taking Sand From Sardinia?

A French couple took a vacation to Sardinia and tried to bring approximately 90 pounds of sand back with them in their car. Because of this, they could be facing up to 6 years in jail.

 

A French couple took a vacation to Sardinia and tried to bring approximately 90 pounds of sand back with them in their car. Because of this, they could be facing up to 6 years in jail.

As of 2017, there has been a law set in place that stealing sand, stones or shells is illegal and can result in fines and/or jail time.

Photo by CBS News

There are signs all over the beaches of Sardinia stating that stealing sand is forbidden on the island, however the couple says they didn’t know it was illegal.

So for all of you travellers, don’t try and steal sand from beaches or islands where it’s illegal.

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Story from CBS News

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