Loan sharks abducted men and tied them up in scrap metal yard

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IPOH – A 60-year-old businessman and his son were tied up for about two hours by loan sharks at a scrap metal workshop in Sungai Buloh, Selangor before police rescued them in an early morning operation.

Policemen from Gombak district stormed the workshop and arrested four loan sharks, aged between 31 and 35, and freed the businessman and his 24-year-old son.

The drama began at about 4am on Wednesday when the father and son were abducted from their home in Simpang Pulai.

Perak CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mohd Dzuraidi Ibrahim said the son managed to call home and inform the family.

“His family informed us and we called our counterparts in Gombak to take action. Both victims were tied up with rope when police stormed the workshop,” he said.

“They were not blindfolded. Fortunately, they were also unharmed,” he said,

SAC Mohd Dzuraidi said investigations showed that the victims had borrowed about RM30,000 (S$12,045) from the loan sharks last year.

“They have paid back about RM29,400 but the loan sharks wanted the family to settle the remaining sum including interest amounting to about RM42,200,” said SAC Mohd Dzuraidi.

The meeting, he said, had ended badly with the loan sharks threatening to abduct the men.

SAC Mohd Dzuraidi said the four suspects from various parts in the Klang Valley would be remanded until tomorrow under Section 347 of the Penal Code. – The Star

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