Crackdown on cabbies sees 27 arrested for rigged meters

Twenty-seven taxi drivers will be facing prosecutors after being found to have illegally altered their meters so that they could charge higher fares, or who had disabled their receipt-issuing machines.

Most of the arrests, part of a police crackdown on unscrupulous cabbies on Friday, were made at popular spots for picking up fares, such as metro and train stations, and concerned drivers who had rigged their meters.