Sand Trafficking: Elaborate Schemes, Worlwide

Sand Trafficking: Elaborate Schemes, Worlwide

helicopter-beach
Military helicopter flying the shoreline. Photo source: ©© chapstickaddict

Excerpts

Police tape goes up every day in trouble spots all across Mexico but is rarely unfurled on the beach. One oceanfront stretch in Cancún, however, was closed off to the public recently after the federal government deemed it a crime scene , the target of what prosecutors consider an elaborate scheme to steal sand…

Read Full Article, By Marc Lacey, The New York Times

Le sable marin devient un objet de trafic, Le Monde – 29/03/2010

ASP Martin: Sand Mining is Rivalling the Drug Trade, Grenada Island News
The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) has found itself being challenged to deal with another illegal business on the island, which is said to be fast “rivaling the already growing illegal drug trade”. The issue of sand mining was brought to the fore by Superintendent of Police, Edvin Martin during a news briefing with local reporters at the Grenada Red Cross building last week Thursday…

Coastal Care

Related Posts

Seychelles designates huge new marine reserve

Seychelles designates huge new marine reserve

Go-ahead for mining on ten West Coast beaches, South Africa

Go-ahead for mining on ten West Coast beaches, South Africa

Scientists predict the size of plastics animals can eat

Scientists predict the size of plastics animals can eat

7,000 gallons of sewage from San Onofre nuclear plant spills a mile into the ocean

7,000 gallons of sewage from San Onofre nuclear plant spills a mile into the ocean

SAF Video

Beach of the Month

Photo of the Month

Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

Coastal Care Junior

NASA – Fly along with NASA’s fleet of Earth science missions and observe Earth from a global perspective in an immersive, 3-D environment.