Security guards locked up for stealing JUTC fuel

June 11, 2019

Two security guards have been jailed following the discovery of  a fuel-stealing operation at the Jamaica Urban Transit Company's (JUTC) Lyndhurst Road, Kingston depot.

Investigators on Sunday found several five-gallon plastic bottles containing fuel, hidden in the drainage system on the compound.

"The discovery was made after a thorough search of the compound which was prompted by credible information about suspicious activities during the night," the bus company said.

The JUTC alleged that contracted security guards may have been involved in theft of the fuel from its buses.

"The intelligence-driven operation, which is still ongoing is expected to bring to light the extent of the pilfering which includes battery, fuel and pieces of aluminium scraps removed from buses," the JUTC said.