POLICE PRESS RELEASE – About 7:30 a.m on Tuesday, 28th October 2014, Babonneau Police arrested, Jn Baptiste Arnoud of La Guerre, Babbonneau for the offence of Sand mining.
It is alleged that Arnoud committed the offence about 2:30a.m at Grande Anse Beach in Des Barras Babbonneau, on the said date.
He was formally arrested and charged for the offence of sand mining on Tuesday, 28th October 2014. He was also formally charged, for the offences of driving a vehicle without insurance and without a valid driver’s license.
He appeared before the First District Court on Wednesday, 30th October 2014 where he pleaded guilty to all charges.
On the sand mining charge, he was fined the sum of $700, on the charge of driving without insurance he was fined the sum of $1000 and on the charge of driving without a driver’s license he was fined the sum of $1000.
Fines to be paid within one month, in default six months imprisonment
The Police would like to remind the public that sand mining without the necessary authorization from the Chief Engineer or authorized body is a criminal offence.