Ten people, including a woman, have been arrested in connection with extortion activities in the corporate area.

Head of the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch, P-STEB, Assistant Commissioner Gary McKenzie says they were arrested following an operation on the weekend.

ACP McKenzie says the police remain resolute in ridding transport centres of extortionists.

He says the work of the police in this regard is frustrated by a lack of cooperation from transport operators.

And ACP McKenzie is again urging commuters to avoid using unregulated public transport operators, popularly called ‘robots’.

ACP McKenzie says some taxi operators claim they have no choice but to operate illegally, in order to be able to afford the cost of registration with the Transport Authority.

He says this can be avoided.

ACP Gary McKenzie, head of the JCF’s Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch, PSTEB.