Huge fines faced by tourists who stole sand from Sardinia beaches


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Sardinias famous white sand holds a cherished place

Dozens of people face fines of up to 3,000 euros ($3,650) for removing sand and shells from the beaches of the Italian island of Sardinia, according to local media.

On Saturday, authorities said 41 people were reported to have stolen about 100 kilograms of sand and other items in separate incidents.

The famous white sand on the island of Sardinia enjoys great prestige, and its removal is strictly prohibited.

Trade in Sardinian sand as well as pebbles and shells was banned in 2017.

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