SINGAPORE - Police have arrested two youths, aged 15 and 17 years old, for suspected involvement in loanshark activities.
On Sept 4, 2013 at about 12.15am, a resident reported to the police that two Chinese men were behaving suspiciously outside his unit at Telok Blangah Drive. The images of the suspects were captured by the CCTV mounted in his unit, and subsequently relayed to the officers.
Officers from Clementi Police Division arrived at the scene and searched the area. The two suspects were subsequently spotted along Telok Blangah Drive and placed under arrest at about 00.30am.
After a search, loanshark-related paraphernalia consisting of four small cans of paint, one pair of jeans, one dark blue marker, two black tee-shirts, and two handphones were found in their possession and seized by the police.
The suspects will be charged in Court on Sept 5 for loanshark harassment under the Moneylenders Act (Revised Edition 2010).
First time offenders found guilty of loanshark harassment may be fined between $50,000 to $500,000, with mandatory imprisonment of up to five years and mandatory caning of up to 12 strokes.