Tourists Caught Smuggling Hundreds of Seashells, Tons of Sand Out of Italy

Tourists trying to steal hundreds of pebbles and seashells, as well as sand from the Italian island of Sardinia, are set to be handed hefty fines, police say.

Nearly 220 pebbles and around 160 seashells weighing 8.6 kilograms (19 pounds) were discovered as police scanned the luggage of two women from Germany.

The tourists were about to board their plane at Cagliari Airport, on the island of Sardinia, which belongs to Italy.

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