4 minibus touts charged for soliciting passengers

Known for wreaking havoc at bus parks, several minibus touts were arrested last week during a Police operation aimed at curbing lawlessness on the roadways.
Police Headquarters said that the four touts, who are in the habit of soliciting passengers, were arrested at the Vreed-en-Hoop junction, West Bank Demerara (WBD), on May 3.
They were told of the offence committed and placed on station bail to appear in court this week. Over the years, uncontrolled minibus touting has become a common practice at minibus parks throughout Guyana, especially in the capital city, Georgetown.
It has become such a norm that many young adults make it their daily task to earn some income.
But such an act is illegal within the constraints of Guyana’s laws and is often viewed as a public nuisance.
Meanwhile, the Police had previously said that this will be a continuous exercise to maintain law and order, giving passengers the right to choose without being pressured/solicited.