Johor cops nab 13 for illegal moneylending


ISKANDAR PUTERI: Thirteen men have been arrested by police here for alleged involvement in illegal moneylending activities.

Iskandar Puteri OCPD Asst Comm Dzulkhairi Mukhtar said the suspects, who are all locals and between the ages of 19 and 28, were nabbed in a raid during an operation dubbed Ops Vulture.

He said the raid took place at a shophouse in the Horizon Hills area here at about 1pm on Tuesday (Oct 26).

"We also seized 25 mobile phones, two laptops, 19 ATM cards as well as a box containing agreement letters with borrowers, and notes that were given to those who failed to pay back the loans.

"They are believed to have been active for less than a year," he said in a statement on Wednesday (Oct 27).

He added that three of the suspects also have criminal records for various offences.

He said the suspects were brought to court for a remand order application and the case is being investigated under Section 5(2) of the Moneylenders Act 1951.

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