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Inside story on notorious loanshark Ah Long San

Submitted by Kane Cunico on September 19, 2012 - 1:50am

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The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) launched a coffee table book yesterday to mark its 60th anniversary, and among the 18 high-profile cases featured in the book is that of Ah Long San, Singapore's notorious loan shark of the 1990s.

This feared criminal was not caught for a long time partly because he had moles within the police force who tipped him off about raids.

How did he get so many cops - nine - to accept his bribes?

Whose law studies in Britain did he sponsor?

How did investigators eventually get his chauffeur to help them track him down?

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