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Tourist Crime: A Serious Offense

A French tourist leaving Sardinia, Italy was stopped with a bottle of over four pounds of sand in his luggage that he took from local beaches. And he was fined $1,200.

A Swiss man was fined and detained for hiking nude in the Alps.

Two Egyptians were arrested for helping a Danish couple scale the Great Pyramid of Giza to take sexually explicit photos.

Tourist crime is now being treated as a serious offense, and with security cameras almost everywhere these days, you could easily be spotted misbehaving or breaking the rules. So you’ll soon find yourself stuck in a different kind of tourist trap.