1. David James Roach, the suspect in the Standard Chartered Bank robbery case of 7 July 2016, has been detained by UK authorities on 11 January 2018 (UK time) pursuant to a request from Singapore.
2. Since his arrest by the Thai authorities in July 2016, Singapore authorities have been in regular contact with the Thai authorities to secure his return to Singapore. On 11 January 2018, Roach was deported from Thailand after serving his imprisonment term for commission of criminal offences there, and arrived in London on 11 January 2018 (UK time). We sought the assistance of the UK authorities to arrest Roach, with a view to his eventual extradition to Singapore.
3. We are working with the UK authorities to commence the extradition proceedings.
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
15 JANUARY 2018