01 April 2019

Man Arrested For Loanshark Harassment

The Police have arrested a 26-year-old man for his suspected involvement in loansharking activities.

On 21 March 2019 at about 5.25pm, the Police were alerted to a case of loanshark harassment where a debtor note was pasted outside a residential unit at Block 673B Edgefield Plains.

Through investigations and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 1 April 2019.

The man will be charged in court on 2 April 2019. Under the Moneylenders Act 2010 (Revised Edition), 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 5 years, and mandatory caning of up to 6 strokes.

The Police have zero tolerance for loanshark harassment activities. Those who deliberately vandalise properties, cause annoyance and disruptions to 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 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.

01 April 2019 @ 11:35PM

Last Updated on 02 April 2019