UNITED KINGDOM — A major U.K. police operation recently uncovered criminal records, money laundering, and drug dealing behind the fronts of many limousine companies across the country.
Customers are being warned by police to check operators for proper local licenses and that the company’s vehicles are regularly maintained. “Our concerns are that with every passing day, the possibility of these vehicles falling apart increases significantly,” said one police official. According to one city’s limousine regulating agency, licensed vehicles can only be driven by licensed drivers who undergo criminal background checks. Unfortunately, some companies register with agencies that do not require such thorough checks.
Despite this fact, the National Limousine Association in the U.K. said there is an immense amount of respectable, legal operations in existence, but also said it wants the illegal behavior to stop.
Source: BBC News, Limo Talk National Newswire, The Independent News and Media Limited U.K.