Buriki Taxi

By | June 23, 2015

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


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