via CAAI News Media
A CAMBODIAN taxi driver was arrested after he ramped up an inter-city fare, then threatened to kill his passengers by driving into a lake unless they paid the extra.
The driver had initially agreed to take 20 passengers for 2 dollars a head . But halfway there, he stopped the taxi and announced the fare had increased to 5 each.
The passengers refused to pay the extra and began arguing with the driver . A passenger then called the police who arrested the driver.
Cambodia lacks public transport, and privately operated minibus taxis, which are often overcrowded, are a common way to travel around the country. — Sapa-DPA