There are some things you definitely aren’t allowed to pack into a suitcase—weapons, foreign fruits and vegetables, animals—but you would never expect sand to be on that list.
Apparently, sand is a big deal in certain places, and a French traveler found himself in a bit of trouble when he tried to take a bottle of it home as a souvenir.
He Was Caught At The Airport
When trying to fly home, the French tourist was stopped by security on September 1 while in Cagliari Elmas Airport, which is located on the Italian island of Sardinia. He was caught with a water bottle that contained about 4.4 pounds of sand, which was instantly confiscated.