Over 500 pebbles, 2,073 shells and more than 19 kg of sand looted from the beaches and seabed of Sardinia were recovered by the soldiers of the Guardia di Finanza in the suitcases of passengers in transit at Cagliari-Elmas airport .

Overall, together with the personnel of the Territorial Operations Section of Customs, the military have sanctioned 10 tourists who now risk having to pay up to a maximum of 3,000 euros each.

In detail, a note from Finance explains, " 218 pebbles (for a total weight of 8.6 kg) and 159 shells were found, taken from various beaches of the Gulf of Angels , inside the luggage of two German ladies , who they were returning home, he decided to take with him a physical memory of his stay on the island.

On other four occasions, however, a Russian, a Lithuanian and two German tourists , at the airport ready to go home, were found in possession, respectively, of 805, 538 and 480 and 180 shells , also taken from several beaches of the Cagliari coast ".

Finally, an Italian tourist, always departing from the Cagliari airport, had placed 48 pebbles and 8,276 kg of sand in his luggage, divided into three bottles ; while 3 Spanish tourists had filled three bottles with 2,420 kg of sand taken from the coasts of Costa Rei and Villasimius and had hidden 70 shells and 270 pebbles in their luggage.

(Unioneonline / lf)

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