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Authorities have a warning for scalpers

The Shanghai Railway Intermediate People's Court pledged yesterday to continue cracking down on train ticket scalpers.

Last year, 47 scalpers were jailed and 12 fined.

"We must keep on punishing scalpers criminally to protect interests of travelers now that scalping is increasing," said Chen Yonghua, director of the court.

The court governs railway courts in Shanghai and neighboring Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces.

Last year the court handled 46 cases of scalping involving more than 5,100 tickets with a face value totaling 570,000 yuan (US$83,480).

Of 59 defendants, 47 were jailed for the maximum three years and fined. The others were fined. The fines totaled almost 900,000 yuan.

Judges said 75 percent of the jailed scalpers were farmers and unemployed people.

There were 20 cases involving ticket values of more than 10,000 yuan.

"Some scalpers were well organized or came from the same family," said judge Gu Junwei.


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