A police swoop over the weekend has resulted in 29 illegal taxi drivers having their vehicles confiscated, and receiving severe fines of between 1,500€ and 6,000€.
These taxi drivers, who mainly take people to the airport and bus station, have all been the subject of a series of complaints from watchers from the official taxi guild.
The official taxis have long been pressing for a greater crackdown on illegal taxi drivers, especially the ones carrying out the lucrative airport runs, and have promised to stop beating people up if the police do something.
Don’t know so far if any Brits have been amongst the arrested, although it’s more than likely seeing as to how many people have a full time job running backwards and forwards.
I think it about time, for years I have seen taxi work disappear to unlicensed drivers
And there could certainly be more done in the uk regarding the problem!