LONDON | The British police, which is conducting investigations into the scandal on the black market sale of tickets for competitions in the Olympics, made a list of 1000 people and 30 sites worldwide, suspected of such practices. Police reported that the “businessmen” known to have tried to access legitimate sites that sell tickets and that the British officers are cooperating with the U.S. authorities to stop the illegal sale of tickets online, The Independent reports on its website.
“We operate in a hostile environment. Our approach was preventive in the first place, using all possible and available police tactics and cooperating with those in the industry to target criminals. For example, anyone who has registered a domain name containing the word “Olympic” was contacted and warned that if he or she intend to sell tickets to the 2012 Olympic, they better to think about it first”, said commissary Nick Downing, who leads the investigation.