A week after the Rome prefect, Achille Serra, has imposed new rules on taxis taking passengers from Romes international airport at Fiumicino into the city, the local police are being firm with the illegal cabbies who are doing trying to sabotage the new system. According to the Rome newspaper Il Messaggero, an automatic barrier which controls the flow of taxis to the various terminals has been broken, slowing the speed at which the taxis arrive. Nor has there has been any more mention of a voucher payment scheme inside the airport instead of the fare being paid at the end of the journey. However Serra, who is responsible for law and order in the province of Rome, has announced that from 27 June there will be a team of 18 Rome city policemen who will join their colleagues from Fiumicino to continue the battle.