Police dismantle counterfeit Louvre banknote trafficking, 14 dealers arrested

Resellers collected used tickets from tourists who had completed their visit, and ripped off people queuing to enter, reveals The Parisian.

Trafficking in fake admission tickets to the Louvre Museum was dismantled in Paris on Wednesday and fourteen people were arrested, we learned on Saturday from a police source, confirming information from the Parisian .

The police officers of the local security department of the Paris conurbation (DSPAP)carried out a vast operation aimed at dismantling counterfeit banknote trafficking» which were sold to tourists in the queue in front of the doors of the Parisian museum, we learned from a police source.

This operation made it possible to arrest 14 individuals, eight of whom were placed in police custody.“, specifies the same source. “The other six, in an irregular situation, have been placed in detention as part of the ongoing investigation.“.

According The Parisianthe members of the network collected the paper or electronic tickets from visitors who had just completed the tour of the museum, before reselling them for more than the purchase price to other people.

The Louvre Museum, which welcomed 2.8 million visitors in 2021, welcomed around 10 million visitors per year before the Covid-19 pandemic.

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