Why Couple Faces Jail Time for Taking Home 90 Pounds of Sand

these bottles are filled with sand that police say was stolen from a beach in Italy investigators say a couple from France was vacationing in Sardinia spending their trip on these beautiful beaches as a souvenir cops claim they took 90 pounds of the sand home with them in their suitcases a big no-no according to a 2017 law that makes it illegal to take sand shells or stones from the island it is a continuous problem on Sardinia which is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and has more than a hundred beaches which are made of fine sand or quartz grain now the couple is facing up to six years in jail and a three thousand dollar fine they claimed they didn't know taking sand was illegal this is inside addition calm [Music]