Police find unused Games tickets in OCI Rio raid

Earlier, police seized passports, computers, mobile phones and tickets from three OCI members.

FILE: A Twitter structure erected at the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian police found an allocation of unused Rio 2016 tickets in a raid on the Olympic Council of Ireland's Rio offices on Sunday morning, the OCI said in a statement.

Earlier, police seized passports, computers, mobile phones and tickets from three OCI members.

The three will be questioned on Tuesday as part of an investigation into a scheme to resell Games tickets at inflated prices. The probe has already led to the detention of IOC member Pat Hickey, who is being held at Rio's notorious Bangu prison.

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