In its latest attempt to clampdown on illegal taxi operators, the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) revealed on its social media page that an operation conducted yesterday, entitled Ops Tegas, has resulted in the seizure of 12 private vehicles – all believed to have been operating under the Uber and GrabCar network.

From the limited amount of information divulged by SPAD, it is understood that 11 out of the 12 cars seized were operating under the GrabCar platform while the sole remaining vehicle was identified as an Uber car. The list of seized vehicles include four Perodua Myvis, a Perodua Axia, Proton Preve, Toyota Camry, Toyota Vios, Honda Jazz, Honda City, Hyundai Elantra and a Chevrolet Cruze.

The operation was conducted in various hotspots around the Klang Valley including the Sunway region, Berjaya Times Square, Damansara, Kelana Jaya, Puchong, Bangsar and Subang Jaya. Separately, amendments are also set to be made to the Land Public Transport Act 2010, which will grant the authorities the power to take further action against the various transportation network companies.