12 more arrested for stealing electricity

Thursday, March 14, 2013

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - Twelve more people have been arrested as the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) intensifies its efforts to crack down on electricity theft islandwide.

The arrests were made between February 27th and March 7th in the Corporate Area, St James and Manchester, the power distributor said.

In one instance, a house in St James was found to have a sophisticated device inside the wall to prevent most of the electricity consumption from being detected.

Meanwhile JPS said it is also working to repair street lights in the Majesty Gardens community of St Andrew where more than 2,800 illegal connections were removed several weeks ago.

According to JPS the street lights were damaged due to overload of illegal connections but 18 have been replaced and installed with anti-theft, safety features.

Fifty-six people have been arrested during the JPS’s anti-theft programme since the start of the year




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