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Warning: Police booting cars at Airport (Accra)

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Just a warning that the airport police are selectively booting cars and demanding $100 spot fines. Tonight's return trip to the airport to retrieve lost luggage turned into an all too common experience of a police shakedown. I pulled over briefly to pick up my husband and within Protected content four policemen descended and booted the car. Interestingly, they ignored many other offenders and also ignored the empty taxis we saw that were continually circling the airport ignoring the signs and supposed regulation against empty taxis entering the area. We saw no fines issued for empty taxis or the other private vehicles surrounding us picking up relatives or friends. Same thing happened to a friend a few weeks ago in a different area of the airport. Beware.

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