Three more cabbies have been arrested for overcharging passengers up to 10 times the normal rate, bringing the total to 28 since early November as police continue a citywide crackdown, Apple Daily reported Monday.
The three taxi drivers were arrested early Sunday in Central and Western district by police officers who posed as tourists.
A 48-year-old driver, surnamed Ma, was arrested at about 1 a.m. for charging HK$200 (US$25.80) for a ride from Wellington Street to a hotel on Bonham Strand West, which should have cost only HK$22.
At 2 a.m., a driver surnamed Chan, 53, was arrested for charging an undercover cop HK$160 for a ride from Wyndham Street to a hotel on Queen’s Road West, four times the normal fare of HK$40.
The third driver, also surnamed Chan, 38, was arrested half an hour later for charging HK$100 instead of HK$40 from Lyndhurst Terrace to a hotel on Connaught Road West.
Meanwhile, eight cabbies were issued tickets for refusing to take passengers.
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