Wilson Raj 'still in Finnish police custody': Singapore Police Force
Published on Jun 5, 2014 11:20 PM
SINGAPORE - The Singapore Police Force (SPF) on Thursday refuted news reports that convicted match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal had been released from police custody in Finland. This is reportedly after the SPF had failed to respond to an extradition offer by their Finnish counterparts.
Singapore, however, does not have an extradition treaty with Finland, The Straits Times understands.
According to news reports in Finland this week, the 48-year-old Singaporean was freed even though a district court of Vantaa - a city north of the Finnish capital Helsinki - had sentenced him to three months' probation for a border offence and forgery on May 28. Those news reports also claimed that the current whereabouts of Wilson Raj were unknown.
The SPF, however, confirmed on Thursday that it was in touch with the police in Finland. "According to the Finnish Police, Wilson Raj remains in their custody," said a spokesman." We are working with our Finnish counterparts to explore options to bring Wilson Raj back to Singapore."
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