Most drivers found to have fiddled with taximeters to show higher fares and not to issue receipts, while three had unplugged the meter altogether. Police found one driver in possession of 11.9g of cannabis and a 23cm-long knife
Twenty-six taxi drivers have been arrested in the past two days and fined after found to have tampered with their taximeters, police have said. This brings to 150 the total number of taxi drivers arrested since January for similar offences. In most (23) of the cases, the drivers had fiddled with the taximeter to show higher fares and not to issue receipts. Three drivers had unplugged the taximeter altogether, while one driver was found in possession of 11.9g of cannabis and a 23cm-long knife. All of those arrested were led before prosecutors, who issued 26 fines of €5,000 each, totalling €130,000. All of the drivers have been stripped of their taxi licences.