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LTA seizes vehicles

Repeka Nasiko
Saturday, February 02, 2013

TWO private vehicles carrying tourists were seized by the Land Transport Authority earlier this week.

Confirming this, LTA west team leader Joji Suguturaga said the two vehicles were ferrying tourists when they were seized by the officers.

"We have taken the two drivers and their vehicles in. As far as our investigations go, we can confirm that the tourists were from Australia," said Mr Suguturaga.

He said the private vehicles were operating as illegal rental cars for the visitors.

Mr Suguturaga said the two drivers would appear before an LTA tribunal on February 8 to show cause for their alleged offence.

Meanwhile, 19 private vehicles were also seized in Lautoka City on Monday for operating as illegal taxis.

Mr Suguturaga said the problem of private vans operating as a public service vehicle was a concern to the authority.

"We have been doing our best to address the problem and we are bringing in people for doing these illegal businesses but we are also urging these drivers to stop what they are doing."