The Police have arrested a 35-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of loanshark harassment.

On 4 June 2020 at about 12.25pm, the Police were alerted to a case of loanshark harassment at a residential unit along Sengkang East Way, where the door of the unit was splashed with paint.

Through ground enquiries 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 28 June 2020.

The man will be charged in court on 30 June 2020 under the Moneylenders Act (Revised Edition 2010). For first time offenders, the offence of loanshark harassment carries a fine between $5,000 and $50,000 and 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.


Source: Singapore Police Force