Two arrested for inflated sale of tickets to Benfica-FC Porto

Two people have been arrested for selling tickets ‘online’ “above their face value” for the duel between Benfica and FC Porto, of the League, ASAE announced on Friday.

The arrests were carried out by ASAE’s national intelligence and criminal investigation unit as part of an operation to monitor the sale on digital platforms for the classic.

“As a balance of the action, two individuals were constituted as defendants, after announcing the online sale of tickets above their face value, intending to obtain undue patrimonial advantage,” the statement said.

Five digital tickets were seized that, with a new price of 125 euros each, had face values between 30 and 45 euros, with the detainees subject to a term of identity and residence.

The irregular sale of tickets above the official value constitutes a crime of speculation, punishable by imprisonment from six months to three years.

Benfica and FC Porto face each other today at the Estádio da Luz, in the seventh round of the championship.