Two charged with illegal ticket touting

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa arrested two people on charges of illegally selling World Cup tickets, officials said on Friday.

Police seized laptops and 122 World Cup tickets during a raid at their hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg, and took one Briton and a Zimbabwean-born U.S. passport holder Brendan Keith Evans into custody.

Tickets touts in South Africa are cashing in on the world's most-watched sport event, selling tickets for the final at up to $4,000.

Both accused appeared in the special World Cup court on Thursday where they were both granted bail of 15,000 rand ($1,940) each. They will appear in court again on July 28.

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