In the framework of the latest measures against the energy theft by businesses, Albanian Police declared through a press release that 49 business owners have been arrested in last days and seven other people are being prosecuted for energy theft charges.
The wide police operation started after the PM Edi Rama declared that all persons who avoid paying energy bills or steal energy will be punished and arrested.
The arrested persons are most from Tirana capital, while six persons arrested in Lezhe, and others in Fier, Vlore, Shkoder and Elbasan. Among the arrested business owners, police arrested an official of the Distribution System Operator, under charges of abuse with power.
Albanian Police declaration informs that the operation against energy theft will undergo in all the Albanian cities, for all businesses that steal energy as well as for Distribution System Operator specialists and employees who abuse with power. The arrested people will face charges for energy theft and default of energy bills.
News source & photo credits: Top Channel
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