12 Phuket hotels threatened by taxi mafia – Officials say wait 6 months for action

Thuggish Phuket taxis targeted after 12 hotels complain – thephuketnews.com, June 3, 2013
[Anyone in Thailand long enough has seen Phuket slowly descend to the same corrupt state Pattaya achieved some 20 years ago.]
…One hotel complained that local taxi drivers had set up a sales counter in front of the hotel and always stopped and checked cars coming to the hotel. This frightened hotel guests.
The hotel also told police that the taxi drivers shouted obscenities at guests when they checked prices of other taxi services.
The hotel staff, too, were abused by the taxi drivers to the point where the staff were terrified of them. The hotel begged the police to “find the right man” to fix these issues…

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