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20 August 2019

Man Arrested For Loanshark Harassment

The Police have arrested a 50-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of loanshark harassment. 

On 20 August 2019, the Police were alerted to a case of loanshark harassment where the door of a residential unit along Bukit Batok West Avenue 6 was splashed with a sauce and two debtor’s notes were pasted on it. Officers from Jurong Police Division arrested the man along Bukit Batok West Avenue 6 on the same day. Preliminary investigations revealed that he is believed to be involved in several other cases of loanshark harassment island wide.

The man will be charged in court on 21 August 2019. Under the Moneylenders Act (Revised Edition 2010), 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.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
20 August 2019 @ 9:30PM

Last Updated on 21 August 2019