The moves by Samuda follow the theft of expensive brass sugar mill bearings from the Worthy Park Sugar Factory in St Catherine.
Some 74 bearings, collectively valued at $16.5 million, were stolen from the factory between December 22 and January 11.
In a statement on the matter, the ministry said the theft was the second major loss of brass bearings from a local sugar factory. The other incident took place in 2013 at the Monymusk factory in Clarendon.
A police investigation is under way in respect of the Worthy Park theft, with input from Jamaica Customs Agency and Factories Corporation of Jamaica.
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