Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Two taxi drivers arrested for intimidation in Vrygrond

By Khanyisa Tabata
23 February 2010


Two taxi drivers have been arrested and one bystander early this morning in the Vrygrond area, after 30 taxi drivers intimidated two Metro Police Officers. Metro Polie Deputy Chief Yolanda Faro says officers pulled over taxis that were operating in the area without valid permits

“As they were issuing fines, other taxi drivers surrounded them and the situation became volatile. Assistance was called for and when re-enforcements arrived on the scene, the taxi drivers fled towards the Vrygrond area.

“The Metro Police Officers gave chase and two of the men were arrested for intimidation, after they were positively identified as those being part of the group. One bystander was arrested for riotous behaviour,” Said Faro.

Faro added that the situation is currently under control, but we will maintain a high visibility and presence in the area.

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