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In Mexico City one must be careful when choosing a taxi: taxi drivers have been known to kidnap tourists and hold them for ransom. This is known as a rapisecuestro. If you are only robbed by the driver, consider yourself lucky. Things are something else again in Beirut, for as the readers of this blog can probably guess, the Middle East is different.

According to the Beirut Star, a gang of women, sometimes accompanied by their children, has been arrested for robbing taxi drivers. The women would board the taxis and ask the driver to take them to north Beirut, to Mount Lebanon or the Bekaa. Upon arrival, the driver would be robbed and his vehicle stolen.

On the bright side, luxury hotels in Beirut are over-booked for the holiday season. While visiting, the holiday makers may have difficulty finding local transportation.

See, http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Local-News/2011/Dec-18/157216-gang-of-women-arrested-for-robbing-taxi-drivers.ashx#axzz1gyCjLK6x

Written by mokane

December 20, 2011 at 8:59 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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