‘Illegal’ taxi driver slapped with BIG fine by police in Spain after journey of just a few metres

Lifeguards rescue FOUR including two 6-year-olds off Cala Mijo beach in Spain's Águilas. Image: Ines Porada/Shutterstock.com

POLICE in Spain have immobilised a ‘pirate’ taxi after the driver tried to charge three tourists €12 for a trip that was just a 100-metre walk.

Algeciras Local Police in the south of Spain leapt into action after spotting three people were going up to Renault Scenic near the ferry terminal.

They say the taxi driver planned to charge the three tourists €4 each for the trip that was just a 100-metre walk away in a straight line – although the ‘taxi’ would need to take a detour.

The unlicensed local driver now faces a fine of €1,380 for breaking local regulations and also the cost of recovering his vehicle from the municipal compound where it was taken by a recovery truck.

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