Nearly 4,000 ah long adverts torn down by Ipoh cops and city council

IPOH: Nearly 4,000 banners and posters advertising illegal moneylending services were taken down during a joint operation by police and the Ipoh City Council.

Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm Yahaya Hassan said the operation, codenamed Ops Vulture, was conducted on Friday (May 26) around the city centre with the council’s enforcement unit.

“Several divisions including commercial criminal investigation, criminal investigation, narcotics criminal investigation, and all 25 stations under the Ipoh district were involved in the operation.

“A total of 3,917 banners, and posters believed to have been put up by loan sharks were brought down.

“The materials were handed over to the council for disposal,” he added.

ACP Yahaya advised the public not to get involved in illegal moneylending activities, or to borrow money via any online applications run by loan sharks.

“Any loan applications must be done at licensed financial institutions, or via companies approved by the Local Government Development Ministry,” he added.

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