Police arrest five contractors in illegal ‘sand mining’ conspiracy

Police on Monday arrested five contractors from central Israel they say spent around a year conspiring to steal sand and other minerals from state-owned lands, which was then sold at construction sites.

The illegal sand mining conspiracy was investigated by police from the highest levels of the Investigations and Intelligence branch, along with officials from the Israel Lands Authority. Police described the conspiracy on Monday as a grave case of “theft of public resources”, and said that they have made stopping illegal sand mining or dune harvesting a major priority of police.

The five men arrested on Monday could potentially face charges of conspiracy, theft, and more.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Police-arrest-five-contractors-in-illegal-sand-mining-conspiracy-389760

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