Almeria airport to get illegal taxi watching station

I at first assumed the news was talking about how sad local planespotters are at the decline of traffic to LEI, better known as Almeria International Airport, and were switching to spotting illegal taxis. However, upon re-reading the news, I spot that the watchers are actually police officers, who will be setting up in a specially built observation post to identify and catch illegal taxi drivers picking up and dropping off passengers at the airport. Continue reading Almeria airport to get illegal taxi watching station

29 illegal taxis seized in province

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 Continue reading 29 illegal taxis seized in province