3 arrested, police looking for 2 more

3 arrested, police looking for 2 more
PHOTO: Singapore Police Force, AsiaOne

SINGAPORE - Police are looking for the two men shown in the images below to assist with investigations into a case of loanshark harassment reported at Block 249 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2 on June 5.

Anyone with information is requested to call the Police Hotline at 1800-255 0000 or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/CrimeStopper. All information will be kept strictly confidential.

Meanwhile three men between the ages of 26 and 36 have been arrested for their suspected involvement in assisting unlicensed moneylending syndicates to procure Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card and Personal Identification Number (PIN) from debtors to facilitate unlicensed moneylending businesses in two separate cases.

The 36-year-old man was arrested at Jurong West Canal on June 18 at 9pm. Upon his arrest, two ATM cards, three handphones, one electronic tablet and cash amounting to $1,100 were seized as case exhibits.

The suspect is also believed to have assisted the syndicate to verify signs of loansharking harassment at debtors' residences and distributed flyers related to unlicensed moneylending businesses.

The other two men, aged 26 and 27, were arrested at Bukit Batok Central on June 19 at about 1am. Upon their arrest, one ATM card and one handphone were seized as case exhibits.

The suspect in the first case will be charged in Court on June 20. Investigations against the two suspects are still ongoing.

First-time offenders found guilty of carrying on the business as an unlicensed moneylender or assisting in the business of unlicensed moneylending may be fined between $30,000 and $300,000. They may be imprisoned for up to four years and may be caned with up to six strokes.


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