Police officers from the Paris Conurbation Local Security Department (DSPAP) “carried out a vast operation aimed at dismantling a traffic in counterfeit tickets” which were sold to tourists in the queue in front of the doors of the Parisian museum , we learned from a police source.

“This operation made it possible to arrest 14 individuals, eight of whom were taken into custody,” said the same source. “The six others, in an irregular situation, have been placed in detention as part of the ongoing investigation”.

According to Le Parisien, members of the network collected paper or electronic tickets from visitors who had just completed the tour of the museum, before reselling them for more than the purchase price to other people.

The Louvre Museum, which welcomed 2.8 million visitors in 2021, welcomed around 10 million visitors per year before the Covid-19 pandemic.