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21 August 2019

Duo Arrested For Loanshark Harassment

The Police have arrested a man and woman both aged 18, for their suspected involvement in a case of loanshark harassment.

On 19 August 2019, the Police were alerted to a case of loanshark harassment where the door and gate of a residential unit along Buffalo Road was splashed with red paint and loanshark-related graffiti was scribbled on the wall.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Central Police Division established the identities of the duo and arrested them on the 20 August 2019. Both are believed to be involved in other cases of loanshark harassment island wide.   

The duo will be charged in court on 22 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
21 August 2019 @ 9:30PM

Last Updated on 22 August 2019