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Abu Dhabi Police booked nearly 5,000 people for transporting passengers illegally

Abu Dhabi Police said it will leave no stones unturned for those who continue to operate illegal passenger transport using their private vehicles in the Capital.

The police force revealed that in 2018 it recorded 4,941 cases of illegal transport.

Colonel Mohammed Hussein Al-Khouri, director of the Department of Transport Security in the criminal security sector, said that the illegal taxis of lift is considered “a non-civilized action that negatively affects the various segments of society”.

He added that it leaves an impression that is inconsistent with the pioneering achievements achieved by Abu Dhabi at various levels.

He urged the public not to patronize any unlicensed means of transportation to abate their numbers.

Those picking up passengers illegally will face a fine of Dh3,000, 24 traffic points, as well as the confiscation of the vehicle for 30 days.

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