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

On 24 January 2021, the Police were alerted to a case of loanshark harassment along Bukit Batok West Ave 8, where the door and gate of a residential unit had been splashed with paint.

Through investigations and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Jurong Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 25 January 2021.

The man will be charged in court on 27 January 2021 under the Moneylenders Act (Revised Edition 2010). For first time offenders, the offence of loanshark harassment carries a fine of not less than $5,000 and not more than $50,000, with mandatory imprisonment of up to five years and mandatory caning of up to six 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