Brothers formed a violent debt collection syndicate, running rampant in the Tongxiao and Yuanli areas.

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[Reporter Cai Zhengmin/Miaoli Report] Tongxiao police recently received a number of reports from victims. A pair of brothers formed a violent debt collection syndicate, taking advantage of the victims’ lack of work due to job failure, health factors, or just being released from prison. They are in dire need of money As a last resort, he lent money to the victim at a high interest rate of 90% per annum. If he refused or delayed the payment of interest, he would threaten the victim by phone, and the brother debt collectors would go to the victim's residence to slap the victim and beat him with sticks to force him to pay the debt.

After the Tongxiao police formed a task force, they discovered that there were 5 violent debt collection syndicates, using a pawn shop in Taichung City as a cover, and most of the victims lived in Dajia District, Taichung City, Yuanli Town, and Tongxiao Town, Miaoli County.

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Under the command of the prosecutor, the Tongxiao police carried out search and arrest, wiped out the violent debt collection group, and continued to track down other victims related to the money flow in the pawnshop account. The suspect was transferred to the Miaoli District Prosecutor's Office for investigation.