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Loanshark runner harassed debtor's neighbour with raw pork

Published on Feb 14, 2013 6:53 PM

A technician, who went to work for a loanshark to avoid paying back $34,000, even went to the lengths of harassing a debtor's neighbour with raw pork.

Robin Goh Wee Keat, 31, pleaded guilty on Thursday in a district court to assisting the loanshark and was fined $90,000, jailed for 16 months and ordered to be given three strokes of the cane.

Court papers stated that Goh was unable to make the weekly repayments of $340 to the loan shark identified only as "Calvin". He then agreed to work for the illegal moneylender for a month to clear his debts.

He started work on July 31 and mainly performed ATM transactions to transfer money between bank accounts for "Calvin". On Aug 15, the loan shark called him and told him to throw pork meat at the house of a debtor's neighbour in Jurong West.

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