160 maids and foreign workers repatriated since October for borrowing from loan sharks

The number of foreign borrowers who take loans from licensed moneylenders has continued to spike this year to 53,000, up from 35,500 in the same period last year. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
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SINGAPORE - About 160 foreign work pass holders - mostly foreign domestic workers - who borrowed money from unlicensed moneylenders and loan sharks have been repatriated since last October and barred from employment here.

Also, two maids are being investigated by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for acting as brokers for licensed moneylenders and profiting from it.

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