Two Moroccan — father and son — were detained in the south of France for the illegal collection of pine cones, the trial of embezzlers of natural resources held in June, reports on Friday AFP.
Attention of the police on the alleged attackers drew residents Hyères, near which worked cone pickers who arrived from Spain. According to the agency, hunters knocked extraction hook, and then collecting it in his truck.
A search of the truck was discovered 90 kilograms of pine cones. Collectors reported that bumps come true in Spain to 80 cents per kilogram. According to them, out of the raw materials can be prepared meal and oil.
On Thursday, the detainees were released in June, they will have to answer before the court, the exact date to be determined later.