Police arrest 17 touts; minibus operators held with knives, ice pickers


In continuing with their Traffic Enforcement Exercise, the Brickdam Police Station’s Traffic Department moved to the bus parks on Friday and arrested 17 persons for touting, while several mini-bus operators were detained for various offences.

Police headquarters listed the offences as being:

–          Soliciting of passengers

–          Having offensive weapons (Knife & Ice pickers)

–          Tint

–          Breach of road services licence (amplifier set and equalizer in mini-bus)

–          Breach of road services licence (offensive words and designs on mini-bus)

–          Defective tire

After the exercise, the ranks took the opportunity to educate the drivers and conductors about the seriousness of these offences and advised them on issues such as:

–          Seating capacity of a mini-bus

–          Working attire

–          Obstruction of traffic by Stabroek Market area

–          Playing of loud or offensive music

–          Speed limit

–          Cleanliness of the interior of the mini-buses

–          Paying of tickets

–          Insurance of motor vehicles

–          Adhering to all traffic laws and regulations

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