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33 Y.O MAN ARRESTED FOR LOANSHARK HARASSMENT, SPLASHED PAINT @ DEBTOR’S HOME

MAN ARRESTED FOR LOANSHARK HARASSMENT

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The Police have arrested a 33-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a series of loanshark harassment cases.

On 14 January 2023, the Police were alerted to a case of loanshark harassment, where two residential units along Jurong West Street 61 were splashed with paint and debtor’s notes were left behind.

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 17 January 2023. Preliminary investigations revealed that he could be involved in other similar harassment cases.

The man will be charged in court on 18 January 2023 under the Moneylenders Act 2008. For first-time offenders, the offence of loanshark harassment carries a fine between $5,000 and $50,000, with mandatory imprisonment of up to five years and mandatory caning of up to six strokes.

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The Police have zero tolerance for loanshark harassment activities. Those who deliberately vandalise properties, cause annoyance 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 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
17 January 2023 @ 10:25 PM

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