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The Police have arrested a 22-year-old woman for her suspected involvement in a case of loanshark harassment.

On 25 May 2020, the Police were alerted to a case of a loanshark harassment where an animal part was purportedly delivered to a residential unit along Tampines Avenue 8.

Through investigations and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of a woman and arrested her on 26 May 2020. A mobile phone was seized as case exhibit.

Police investigations are ongoing. First time offenders found guilty of loanshark harassment shall be fined not less than $5,000 and not more than $50,000 with mandatory imprisonment of up to five years, and mandatory caning of up to six strokes. In the case of a second or subsequent conviction, offenders shall be liable to a fine of not less than $6,000 and not more than $60,000 with mandatory imprisonment of between two to nine years, and mandatory caning of up to 12 strokes.

The Police have zero tolerance for loanshark harassment activities. Those who deliberately vandalise properties, cause annoyance and disruptions to public sense of safety, peace and security will be arrested and dealt with severely in accordance with the law.

Members of the public are advised to stay away from loansharks and not to work with or assist the loansharks 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.


PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
27 May 2020 @ 8:10 AM
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