Woman arrested for suspected involvement in loan-shark activities

SINGAPORE - A 23-year-old woman has been arrested for suspected involvement in loan-shark activities after she attempted to lock the gate of a residential unit in Boon Lay Drive with a bicycle lock.

The Singapore Police Force said on Tuesday (July 3) that it had been alerted to a case of loan-shark harassment on June 23.

Officers from Jurong Police Division discovered the woman's identity through ground inquiries and with the aid of police cameras.

She was arrested in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 on Monday.

If convicted of loan-shark harassment, she can be jailed for up to five years and fined between $5,000 and $50,000.

The Straits Times understands that the woman is a first-time offender.