Man convicted for illegal sand mining at Grand Anse Beach

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Man convicted for illegal sand mining at Grand Anse Beach
Photo of sand mining (not actual photo of event referred to in article).


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.

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  1. that fine was too little smh, this is a huge criminal offense and it should have been more. the authority needs to take a look into this.

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  2. Url police knew d man was there at about 2:30 am but waited till 7:30 to arrest him? That's like hour many hours after? Something duznt sound right.. Seems these cruked officers that saw him at that time cudnt arrest him then cuz they were on their own drug mission.. Collecting their pharmaceuticals.. Avaitay..

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  3. the guy will most likely go to the corrections facility to hv a good vacation there instead of paying that money ......#great food #happy life when u get out in six months u still hv ur lil life

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  4. only 700.00???? Destroying a natural resource that's a joke! When the government have a chance to make money they spurn it! A good 10K charge in his ass would deter him and others!

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  5. SO WHAT NO WORK IN DE COUNDRY. THATS THE ONLY WAY THEY CAN MAKE SOME DOLLARS TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES. LABOUR OPEN UP GRAN ANS FOR DE FELLERS.

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  6. Finally youll make an example out of one- it has been a while since i heard that sand mining is illegal but have never heard a charged case-good job!!! Now I hope the law is not only for some but for all..............

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