Authorities combat pirate cabs in Mallorca

THE Guardia Civil police force of Mallorca has detected as many as 100 cars that might be operating as illegal cabs in Mallorca.
The information was released by head of the Transport Businesses Federation of the Balearic Islands, Salvador Servera, during a meeting on unlicensed work held this week in the headquarters of the regional government.
The federation has asked them to create a specialised National Police unit, similar to the one launched in the Valencian Community, aimed at combating the underground economy.
Mr Servera said that the management of taxi drivers of Palma’s Part Forana had presented a list with around 200 licence plate numbers who they suspected were acting as pirate taxis. Once analysed by Guardia Civil, it was confirmed that around 100 of them could, in fact, be working as illegal cabs, mainly in the areas of the Son Sant Joan airport.
They have also asked the regional government to create a phoneline to assist authorised drivers who believe they have spotted illegal taxis.

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