Phuket loan shark enforcers arrested

PHUKET: Police in Phuket Town this afternoon (July 26) arrested five enforcers for a loan sharking ring, after reports that the ring had been charging interest of 20 per cent a month and intimidating people who did not pay on time.

The five are Sakrin Salea, 34, from Trang, Surin Siboo, 20, from Songkhla,and three men from Pattani: Abdulor Jealea, 29, Kanawut Leadee 20, and Mohamad Soming, 23.

Police seized five mobile phones, a printer, three bank books, ATM and ID cards, and B14,000 in cash.

They were charged with providing banking services without a permit and charging illegally excessive interest rates.

Source: The Phuket News


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