6 drivers caught for illegal taxi service in capital

Abu Dhabi - The men were charged with using private cars illegally to operate as taxis and taking money illegally from passengers



by

Ismail Sebugwaawo

Published: Wed 7 Jun 2017, 10:55 PM

Last updated: Thu 8 Jun 2017, 12:57 AM

Six drivers stood trial for operating illegal taxi services in the Capital on Wednesday.
The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court of First Instance heard that the Asian men were caught by authorities while smuggling passengers from various roads and taking them to various destinations using their personal cars.
Abu Dhabi Police caught the suspects in coordination with the department of transport. Prosecutors charged the men with using private cars illegally to operate as taxis and taking money illegally from passengers. However, the men denied the charges when they appeared before the court.
Two of the defendants told the court that they worked for a car rental company and they were caught with some persons who had asked for a free lift to Abu Dhabi where they were heading but they had never been involved in operating illegal taxis or smuggling passengers.
The trial was adjourned to a future date.
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