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11 persons arrested for allegedly stealing electricity

Everard Owen

Monday, September 09, 2013    

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ONE female manager and 10 other Portland residents were arrested last Friday for allegedly abstracting electricity in an operation mounted by the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) and backed by the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF).

The 11 persons arrested were from the district of Skibo and the Royal Mall in Port Antonio where the female manager was charged with seven counts of stealing electricity.

ISCF Assistant Commandant Winston Browning said four persons were held by his team in Skibo after they spotted four illegal connections. Acting on a tip, they proceeded to the Royal Mall where they saw seven illegal connections and arrested seven persons for abstracting electricity.

Some of the arrested persons were additionally charged with illegal possession of ganja and dealing in ganja.

"A court date will be set and these people will be placed before the court where they will answer charges. We will not relent in the fight against these illegal connections," declared Browning. "We will support the Jamaica Public Service technical team and try our very best to get rid of all the culprits, put them before the court and let them answer to charges and pay the price."

Browning said the team was taking a zero-tolerance approach to crime-fighting and would apply the law wherever breaches were taking place. He noted that earlier 13 persons

were arrested for allegedly stealing electricity, and one man held for illegal possession of a firearm in the St Margaret's Bay area.

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