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Touts arrested for inflated U2 tickets

PORTUGAL -
World News
April 29, 2018

Ten people have been arrested for touting tickets to see U2 at Lisbon’s 20,000-capacity Altice Arena.

The arrests followed an investigation by regulator Autoridade de Segurança Alimentar e Económica (ASAE). It is a criminal offence to resell tickets online above the original price in the country.

“Since February ASAE, through its national information and criminal investigation unit, has been carrying out online ticket monitoring action aimed at combating speculation, conducted via various internet advertising sites for the concerts of the Irish band U2,” says the ASAE.

In all, 26 tickets were seized, with face-values between €37-200 ($45-247), which had been listed online for prices from €150-400 ($185-495). U2 are set to play two Ritmos & Blues-promoted shows at Altice in September.

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