Cops arrest two in Johor for splashing homes with red paint for loan sharks


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 24 Oct 2021

KULAI: Police here have arrested two men for splashing houses with red paint for an illegal moneylending syndicate.

Kulai OCPD Supt Tok Beng Yeow said the suspects are aged 26 and 32 and were arrested in Pasir Gudang and Johor Baru during raids that started at around 4.20pm on Wednesday (Oct 20).

“The arrests came less than two hours after we received a police report from a man whose front door and walls at the Jalan Cengal Apartment here were splashed with red paint,” said Supt Tok.

“The 32-year-old victim said his front grille was also chained and the perpetrators left a piece of paper with threatening messages asking for debt repayment,” he added.

Supt Tok said they also seized some tools during the raids, believed to be used in the suspects’ paint-splashing activities.

“The two suspects admitted that they were hired to splash paint at houses in the Kulai and Johor Baru area,” said Supt Tok.

“Both of them also possessed previous criminal records for criminal intimidation and vehicle theft,” he added, saying that the suspects have been remanded for four days to assist with the investigations under Section 5(2) of the Moneylenders Act 1951 and Section 427 of the Penal Code.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Moneylenders , Arrests , Red paint , Johor , Ah long

   

Next In Nation

PAS the choice of more than just tahfiz graduates, says Idris Haron
Hamzah selected to be Opposition leader in Parliament, says Takiyuddin
Increased women representation in Cabinet a progressive step for unity govt, says Nancy
27 deputy ministers sworn in before the King at Istana Negara
Penang myStarJob Fair 2022 kicks off to good start
‘Restructuring’ in Sabah Bersatu following exodus of leaders, says Ahmad Faizal
15 ministries to meet next week at first Naccol meeting to address cost of living issues, says Salahuddin
LCS project to proceed but subject to review, says Defence Minister
Boy, 7, survives croc attack but suffers multiple bite wounds
Floods: 25 hotspots identified in city by DBKL

Others Also Read