17-year-old arrested for loanshark harassment

SINGAPORE - Police have arrested a 17-year-old teenager for his involvement in loanshark harassment.

He was arrested on Sep 26 at about 3.50pm along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9, by officers acting on a lead obtained from forensics at the scene of a harassment case.

Preliminary investigations revealed the suspect had committed loanshark harassment by delivering debtor notes to demand repayments.

The suspect will appear in court on Oct 1. If found guilty, he faces a jail term of up to five years, a maximum fine of $50,000 and up to six strokes of the cane.