Guayaquil, Ecuador: Authorities discover fake taxi, with seals, color of legal taxi

Posted on September 13, 2017 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency / In an operation of the National Police carried out in Guayaquil, in Samanes stage III, to which were added the transit agents of the ATM, a vehicle was detected that carried a stamp of the Municipal Transit Authority with the number 05525 and a sticker of the which attracted attention and after an inspection it was determined that the “taxi” had been lined with the colors of a formal taxi.

An inspection was made and when the adhesive was lifted it was verified that the real color of the vehicle was concho of wine, reason why it was retained, since it is an informal vehicle; in addition, there are other infractions such as the lack of enabling title, rolling without plates and the falsification of adhesives, stamps, logos of the ATM, as well as other public institutions.

The vehicle was withdrawn to the Vehicle Retention Center in the north of the city by the Transit Civil Agents of the ATM, after the operation in which control of sunscreen films was also carried out, which are prohibited, and the removed from some vehicles.

The ATM also detected two warehouses located in Pedro Pablo Gómez and Gallegos Lara, where were printed Unique Records of the Transit Authority, RUAT, stamp with which identifies the buses that passed the census and circulate in Guayaquil. The premises were closed by the Department of Justice and Surveillance of the Municipality of Guayaquil. Read Article

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