I was traveling with a friend of mine who had 3 and I had 2. I was told that the laws in the city only allowed a total of 4 passengers, which was fine, so we were in need of 2 taxi's. 4 in one, 3 in the other. The police ended up flagging the taxi's for us and then had to threaten both drivers.
We had even seperated, she went on one street, I on another, since we thought they might be concerned or overwhelmed that we would insist on one cab.
Once she had the police assisting her, she had to come back to get us.
Wow, is exactly right. I was in total shock that this was what happened.