SUBANG JAYA: The Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) nabbed a 15-year-old school dropout after he put up a notice advertising a loan shark's services in USJ21 here last month.
The teenager from Cheras was detained by enforcement officers at 11.30am while he was busy sticking the advertisements in the commercial area. They caught the boy as he was about to flee and brought him to the council's headquarters here.
In a statement, the council's corporate communication division said the boy was paid RM30 to paste the advertisements.
He admitted boarding a bus to Subang Jaya after getting instructions from the agent who provided him with the advertisements.
As the youth is underage, an investigation paper is being prepared by the council to bring the case to court.
The teenager faces charges under the MPSJ's 2005 Vandalism Bylaws that carries a maximum fine of RM2,000, if proven guilty. The council has also lodged a police report against the teenager.
The council said it would conduct such operations in Subang Jaya from time to time to curb illegal advertisements.