29-year-old woman arrested for loansharking activities

Singapore’s State Courts. (PHOTO: Dhany Osman / Yahoo News Singapore)

A 29-year-old Chinese woman has been arrested for her suspected involvement in loansharking activities, Singapore police said on Friday (6 July).

On 28 June, police were called when a hot beverage was splashed at the doorstep and a debtor note affixed to the gate of a residential unit along Jurong West Street 41.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from the Jurong Police Division established the identity of the woman and arrested her along Tampines Street 22 on Friday (6 July).

Preliminary investigations showed that the woman may be involved in several other cases of harassment, police said.

The woman will be charged in court on Saturday under the Moneylenders Act 2010 (Revised Edition).

Under the Moneylenders Act (Revised Edition 2010), first-time offenders found guilty of loanshark harassment may be fined up to $50,000, with a mandatory jail term of up to five years and mandatory caning of up to six strokes.

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