Selangor cops haul in 38 for illegal moneylending activities

SHAH ALAM: Selangor police have arrested 38 suspected illegal moneylenders through Ops Vulture early this month.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed said they conducted operations from June 3 to 8 with raids at Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Serdang, South Klang and Sungai Buloh.

"We arrested 32 local men and two local women, as well as three foreign men and a foreign woman who were part of 10 different syndicates.

"We also seized seven cars, RM57, 170 cash, 32 mobile phones, an assortment of luxury watches as well as 61 ATM cards which are believed to belong to borrowers," he said during a virtual press conference on Monday (June 14).

He said checks on the suspects revealed that 11 of them had records for criminal intimidation, Common Gaming Houses Act offences and drug offences; while six others had been previously arrested for illegal moneylending activities.

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