By Staff writer
Non-Bahraini drivers deported on completion of sentence
A total of 105 illegal taxi drivers of different nationalities have been jailed and fined in Bahrain, according to local media.
The drivers were sentenced to a month in jail and issued with a $2,652 (BD 1,000) fine, according to Gulf Daily News. The non-Bahraini drivers were deported when the jail term was completed.
According to the Director of Traffic Operations and Control at the General Directorate of Traffic, the accused were arrested earlier and referred to the Public Prosecution.
He added that such violations risk the safety of registered Bahraini taxi drivers and that the department will continue to monitor the industry for further offences.For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.