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69 arrested in JPS anti-theft electricity drive

Published:Monday | November 25, 2013 | 12:49 PM

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says 69 persons were arrested in one week, in eastern Jamaica as part of its intensified drive against electricity theft.

The operation took place in St Thomas, in collaboration with the Morant Bay police, from November 11-15, in the communities of Spring Bank, Cheswick, Yallahs, White Horses and several others.

the JPS says several other arrests were made in Lawrence Tavern, Stony Hill, St Andrew, where illegal connections have also been affecting the quality of power supply.

The JPS says in St Catherine, its operations over the past two weeks resulted in 496 throw-ups being removed from its infrastructure.

The company says four summonses were served to a Sound System Operator, an Auto Parts dealer and two other people.


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