Stiffer penalties to be imposed for stealing farm produce and livestock

Stiffer penalties are to be imposed- on persons who steal farm produce and livestock.

Agriculture Minister Floyd Green notes that the amended Agriculture Produce Act will see the fine for trespassing being increased from $20,000 to $1 million.

Mr. Green says the aim is to discourage persons from trespassing on private property and stealing produce.

He notes further that to aid in clamping down on thieves, a programme will be implemented in partnership with the police, in targeted communities.


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