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Phuket's Coup d'Taxi continues; cartels smashed

Police Thursday morning continued their campaign to smash Phuket's notorious taxi and tuk-tuk cartels by destroying illegal taxi stands in Cherng Talay, Kata-Karon and Kamala.

An estimated 500 officers began in Cherng Talay, where an illegal taxi stand in front of the high-end Twinpalms resort at Surin Beach was torn down.

Lt Gen Panya Mamen, Commander of the Royal Thai Police Region 8 division, who is spearheading the assault on Phuket's transport mafia, told the Phuket Gazette that his goal was to rid the island of taxi and tuk-tuk cartels by attacking them at the grassroots level - that is, on the streets.

Phuket Gazette

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