Man Caught for Illegal Electricity Tapping

26 February 2007

A foreigner has been arrested for power theft after investigations by the East Coast/Sandakan Sabah Electricity Board (SESB) revealed that the man had been illegally tapping the eletricity line and distributed power to a colony of 20 squatter houses for a fee.

There were two of them who managed to cut the insulation layer of the 415V cable and hook a live wire connected to a distribution point in one of the houses. The other escaped when a raid was conducted at the main SESB office in Batu Sapi on Friday night.

New Straits Times – Foreigner caught for stealing electricity

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