French couple face jail for 'stealing' sand from Sardinian beach


A French couple are facing prosecution and a possible jail term of between one and six years after Italian police found 40 kilos of sand they took from a beach in Chia, southern Sardinia, crammed into plastic bottles in the boot of their vehicle.

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A French couple who were caught with 40 kilos (90lb) of Sardinian sand in their car could face up to six years in jail, reports BBC News.