Suspected loan-shark runner taken to crime scene

Suspected loan-shark runner John Tong Leok Han, 49, was escorted by police back to the scene of his alleged crime at Block 309, Tampines Street 32, yesterday. Tong was charged in court last Saturday over a case of aggravated unlicensed moneylending h
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Suspected loan-shark runner John Tong Leok Han, 49, was escorted by police back to the scene of his alleged crime at Block 309, Tampines Street 32, yesterday.

Tong was charged in court last Saturday over a case of aggravated unlicensed moneylending harassment by fire two days earlier.

According to the charges, at about 9.35pm last Thursday, he wrote on the wall of a third-floor unit in Block 309 using a black marker and set fire to the door, while acting on behalf of an illegal lender named "Remy".

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 14, 2018, with the headline 'Suspected loan-shark runner taken to crime scene'. Print Edition | Subscribe