Bangladesh catch World Cup ticket cheats


Bangladesh’s elite security force has jailed four people for two years each for printing fake tickets for the cricket World Cup, an official said on Tuesday.

The Rapid Action Battalion raided a printing press in Dhaka late Monday and caught the four printing fake tickets for Thursday’s opening ceremony, RAB spokesman Commander Mohammad Sohail told AFP.

“All four were handed out two-year jail terms by a magistrate who accompanied us in the raid,” he said. “The printing press and computers attached to it have been sealed and will be auctioned.”

Sohail said the culprits had mastered the art of printing fake tickets for special events like concerts and football and cricket matches.

“They have a sophisticated machine and software,” he said. “We have also seized a genuine ticket for the opening ceremony from which they copied the fakes.”

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