Buriki Taxi is a new modus operandi employed by criminals.
Buriki Taxi is a taxi driven by a driver who is in connivance
with another who will hide in the trunk of the taxi.
A person will hide in the trunk of a buriki taxi without the
passengers being aware.
The person inside the trunk of a buriki taxi will look for
any valuables contained in the passengers bag put in the trunk
of the taxi.
This kind of modus operandi was discovered by Ariel Ortal, a
security guard in Pasay City when he was helping a passenger
get their baggage from the trunk.
The Security Guard was astounded when he saw a man hiding inside
the trunk of a taxi while helping a passenger.
Olimpio Padernal, the man caught in the act hiding in the trunk
of the taxi said that he politely asked the driver, Joseph Tatad
for a free ride until Malate, Manila, Philippines. The Driver
said yes on the condition that if there is a passenger who will
ride the taxi, he will get out of the taxi. He further said
that perhaps the driver was very compassionate to allow him to
ride in the trunk of the buriki taxi. A knife was found in his
According to the Pasay Police Department, Buriki Taxi is a modus
operandi of criminals whose main intention is to steal things
inside the passengers bag put in the taxi’s trunk.
The arrested suspects will be charged with a criminal offense
for violating the provisions of section 51 of Republic Act
4136 or Hitching On A Vehicle and Illegal Possession of Deadly