Abdul Fareed said touting activities continue to take place due to a multitude of reasons, including members of the public having difficulty in finding a lawyer, the public's lack of knowledge about various legal aid schemes available to them, and the lack of safeguards in place to prevent touts
from operating within the premises of the Court.
ButChelseaare now determined to clamp down and it is an issue which stops genuine fans getting tickets and others being forced to pay way over the odds while they also insist touts
have links to organised crime.
" The gold standard for deterring touts
has been set by Ed Sheeran - but his strict ban on resale, backed by ID checks at gigs, is expensive to run and does result in some fans being told their tickets are not valid.
In October, Cheltenham succeeded in a groundbreaking High Court battle to ban touts
from the track until June, a ruling course supremo Ian Renton labelled a landmark decision.
In April, the Government announced it would introduce a new law to ban touts
snapping up tickets as soon as they go on sale.
According to the officer, Mr Mwingirwa works with police officers to collect "protection fees", going into hundreds of thousands of shillings per day, from matatu drivers, and hotel and bar owners.Although the Daily Nation and NTV crew did not find the tout
at the matatu stage Tuesday, those in the area refused to divulge details, saying they feared for their lives.
CHORUS OF PROTEST Touts
are besieging JK Rowling's show, which offers tickets for as little as PS15
Coun Ed Ruane (Lab, Henley), cabinet member for children and young people, said: "When a high profile event is announced, ticket touts
are able to harvest thousands of tickets in a matter of seconds and sell them on again at ridiculous prices.
Her manager, Jonathan Dickins, told music trade publication Music Business Worldwide that they excluded more than 18,000 "known or likely touts
" from the ticket buying process.
Passing it on and making a profit - it's just a joke really, isn't it?" When he was Shadow Sports Minister, Rhondda MP Chris Bryant called on the government to outlaw the resale of rugby tickets, claiming touts
are "parasitical ripoff merchants".
Karousos said touts
can now be found in every corner, not only of Ayia Napa, but the entire island, "harassing foreign and Cypriot visitors."
This M AIL T ODAY journalist pretended as a transporter and spoke with the touts
, officials and several transporters.