Two Uber managers were taken into custody today in France for allegedly operating an illegal taxi business.
The arrests took place less than a week after cab drivers engaged in violent protests in Paris against Uber’s low-cost service in France, UberPop.
French officials have investigated Uber’s business since last year and deemed the service illegal, though Uber continues to operate there until the courts make a final decision in September. Authorities, which raided Uber’s office in Paris this past March, have asked 200 extra staff to patrol the streets and find UberPop drivers.
In other Uber-related news, Bloomberg Business reported today that some drivers are scamming the company in China.