—(1) A person who is in custody in a foreign country and has consented to give evidence or assistance in relation to a criminal matter in another foreign country may be transported through Singapore, in the custody of another person, to that other foreign country, if the first-mentioned foreign country gives prior notice of this to the Attorney-General.
(2) Where one of the foreign countries is a prescribed foreign country, the person being transported through Singapore in custody may, if an aircraft, vessel or train by which the person is being transported lands or calls in Singapore, be kept in such custody in Singapore with such authorised officer as the Attorney-General directs in writing until his transportation is continued.
(3) Where —
a person is being held in custody pursuant to a direction under subsection (2); and
the person’s transportation is not, in the opinion of the Attorney-General, continued within a reasonable time,
the Attorney-General may direct that the person be transported in custody to the foreign country from which the person was first transported, and such direction shall be sufficient authority for that person’s removal from Singapore by such means as the Attorney-General directs.
—(1) Any person who, being a person held in custody pursuant to a direction under section 27(2), escapes from custody shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable upon conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to both.
(2) Any police officer may, without warrant, arrest a person if the police officer has reasonable grounds to believe that the person was a person referred to in subsection (1).
(3) A person who has been arrested shall be returned to custody in accordance with the direction.