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The Police have arrested a 31-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of loansharking harassment.

On 4 July 2024, the Police were alerted to a case of loanshark harassment at a residential unit along Jurong West Street 41, where a debtor’s note was affixed on the door of the unit.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from Police cameras, officers from Jurong Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 9 July 2024. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man is allegedly involved in other similar cases of loanshark harassment islandwide.

The man will be charged in court on 10 July 2024 under the Moneylenders Act 2008. For first time offenders, the offence of loanshark harassment carries a fine between $5,000 and $50,000, with imprisonment of up to five years and caning of up to six strokes.

The Police have zero-tolerance against loanshark harassment activities. Those who deliberately vandalise properties, cause annoyance and or disrupt public safety, peace and security, will be dealt with severely in accordance with the law.

Members of the public are advised to stay away from loansharks and not work with or assist them in any way. The public can call the Police at ‘999’ or the X-Ah Long hotline at 1800-924-5664 if they suspect or know of anyone who could be involved in loansharking activities.

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09 July 2024 @ 6:35 PM
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