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Portland police rid streets of illegal taxis

Monday, September 03, 2012 | 7:01 PM    

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PORTLAND, Jamaica— Portland police led by Deputy Superintendent of Police Wayne Cameron and traffic cops cleared the streets of Port Antonio of over 24 illegal taxi operators this morning.

“We have removed over two dozen illegal cars, robots they call them, off the streets and the operation will be on going,” DSP Cameron said.br>

“We have been getting complaints from the legal operators, the ones with the red plate, as they say they are outnumbered and finding it difficult to operate”.

Cameron however revealed that the authorities faced a challenge in storing seized vehicles as the station yard was full and “we don’t have anywhere to store them [for] a long time”.

“We do not have a designated pound in the parish and we don’t have anywhere to store them,” he said, adding that according to the law vehicles have to be kept in the custody of the police until the law is complied with, therefore a serious challenge exists in that regard.

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