07 Jul '11, 5pm

Police round up 75 teenage boys in loan shark investigations: SINGAPORE: The police on Thursday rounded up 75 te...

SINGAPORE: The police on Thursday rounded up 80 teenage boys believed to have assisted loan sharks in distributing pamphlets around housing estates. They are mostly students aged between 12 and 21, and are assisting the police in investigations. One of the parents of the boys said her son was taken to Bedok Police Station after school. The parent, who called the MediaCorp hotline, said her 14-year-old son had worked in a holiday job by helping to distribute flyers for furniture instalments. She added that her son found the job via an online advertisement. A police spokesman said that based on their investigations, four people, including a woman, were arrested in connection with the case - for illegal money-lending activities. In a two-day operation which ended on Thursday evening, police officers conducted a series of anti-loansharking operations at various locations islan...

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