Jun 13, 2013

    105 suspects nabbed for loan-shark activities

    A TOTAL of 105 suspects have been arrested for loan-shark activities in a 37-hour operation conducted on Monday and Tuesday.

    Police said that the suspects comprised 74 men and 31 women, aged between 17 and 68.

    In the operation, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department and the six police land divisions conducted simultaneous raids at multiple locations islandwide, said the police.

    They included Changi, Bedok, Ang Mo Kio, Tanglin and Jurong.

    Preliminary investigations show that the suspects were involved in loan-shark activities, such as carrying out harassment at debtors' homes and conducting ATM transfers.

    Three suspects are also said to have provided false contact information when obtaining loans from loan sharks.

    Investigations against all suspects are ongoing.