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Electricity supply to seven A/C units disguised, JPS uncovers sophisticated device in Portmore

Published:Monday | July 22, 2013 | 8:22 AM

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is reporting that twelve people were arrested last week in a single pre-dawn anti-theft operation in Clarendon. 

The raid, which was carried out in collaboration with the security forces, took place in Mocho and surrounding communities.

JPS Region South Director, Keith Garvey, says efforts to stop electricity theft will continue in the division.

At the same time, he is appealing to persons who are not legally on the grid, to visit the nearest JPS Customer Service Office, and make arrangements to do so.

The JPS says in St Catherine, its teams continue to uncover a range of  methods being used to cheat the company.

In Portmore, crews recently discovered a sophisticated device buried in the yard of the residences, which allowed the electricity used by seven air conditioning units to bypass the JPS meter. 

The JPS says previously, the common practice was for the thieves to embed various devices in the walls and ceilings of residences.

In other parts of St Catherine, the JPS says its crews removed more than 650 throw-ups on power lines in the communities of Old Harbour Glades, Spring Village and Berkshire Hall.


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