10 Nov '11, 1pm

86 arrested in police crackdown against loansharks

86 arrested in police crackdown against loansharks

The police have arrested 86 persons for suspected involvement in loansharking activities. -- ST PHOTO: BEN NADARAJAN By Lin Wenjian The police have arrested 86 persons for suspected involvement in loansharking activities. The arrests, which took place in the past 24 hours, were part of two waves of island-wide coordinated operations aimed at cracking down on loansharks. In the first operation, which happened on Wednesday night, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Police Intelligence Department arrested seven men and one woman in areas such as Bukit Panjang, Hougang and Pasir Ris. The arrested persons, aged between 28 and 54 years, were believed to have assisted loansharks in the tracking and transfer of funds from debtors. ATM cards, bank transaction receipts, thumb drives and post cards used by the suspects were seized during the operation. F...

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