Local Police in Malaga will increase their presence at the city's airport in an attempt to crack down on pirate taxis.
This comes in response to complaints from taxi drivers who on Sunday night stopped service for more than half an hour to appeal for greater action from the city town hall.
Now, four police officers have been deployed to Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport.
Two will be in plain clothes to try and catch the perpetrators in the act with the other two in uniform and controlling the traffic and monitoring which vehicles are entering the airport premises.
In the past two years, 170 pirate taxis have been reported by the Local Police.
Most of them have been detected at the airport, but some also at the bus station close to the city centre.