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Plundered Sardinian beaches, 4.6kg sand and pebbles seized

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(ANSA) – SASSARI, AUGUST 05 – New flurry of kidnappings against the “marauders” of the beaches. In the last ten days, the checks carried out by the Sassari Guardia di Finanza have made it possible to recover 4.6 kilograms of pebbles, sand and shells and to sanction five tourists departing from the Riviera del Corallo airport. According to the findings of the financiers, the material comes from the beaches of Alghero, Mugoni, Castelsardo, Lu Bagnu and Cala Gonone.

The environmental police activity conducted by the Guardia di Finanza last month and in these first days of August made it possible to seize a total of over 11.6 kilograms of shells, pebbles and sand taken from Sardinian beaches in ports and airports and to sanction 12 offenders including Italians, Russians, Germans, Swedes, Poles and Spaniards. Sand thieves are punished with an administrative fine ranging from 500 to 3,000 euros.

The controls are part of a wider device to combat illicit trafficking strengthened by the Provincial Command of Sassari during the summer season, characterized by the resumption of the tourist flow in transit on the island. (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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