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Two people have been arrested for illegally selling tickets for the Porto-Benfica match

Two people have been arrested for illegally selling tickets for the Porto-Benfica match

Tickets with a nominal value of 15 euros were sold online at prices up to 75 euros, which constitutes an illegal act. Ticket fraud is also involved.

The Food and Economic Security Authority, through the National Information and Criminal Investigation Unit, carried out an inspection operation to combat the illegal sale of tickets and illegal speculation. At stake is the match between FC Porto and Benfica on Sunday evening.

In a statement, ASAE learned that the two individuals were trying to sell tickets online. These actions led to their arrest in flagrante delicto in the capital area of ​​Porto, the city where the match is taking place. 20 violations were seized and two criminal cases were opened.

With a face value of 15 euros, the tickets in question were sold at prices between 35 and 70 euros. After all, the profit increased to 470% compared to the cost shown on the tickets themselves.

Of the tickets seized, seven were counterfeit, which is why the crime of forging documents and fraud is still at stake.

The detainees are scheduled to appear in court on Monday for a possible summary trial. The ASAE states that selling tickets at a higher price than the official price constitutes the crime of illegal ticket selling, which is punishable by up to 3 years in prison.

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