Taxi passengers alerted vs chemical spray modus
MANILA-- The Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has started investigating a new modus operandi of taxi drivers after receiving reports from victims.
According to one complainant, she rode the taxi in Paranaque. She then noticed the taxi driver spraying a kind of chemical to the taxi's air-conditioning system. This chemical reportedly causes the passenger to lose consciousness.
The complainant, who is a doctor, was lucky she was able to immediately get off the taxi.
Upon checking their database, the LTFRB found that the taxi's name mentioned by the complainant does not exist.
Taxi drivers who use this modus operandi usually target female passengers.
The LTFRB has already received four to six similar reports.
The agency also encourages victims of the same modus operandi to report their experiences by calling or sending a message to the LTFRB's hotlines: 0921-448-777, and 426-2515.