Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Prison guard jailed for drugs trafficking

Prison guard jailed for drugs trafficking

A prison guard at Phnom Penh’s Police Judiciare Prison was handed a sentence of three years in prison on Friday for drug trafficking.

Choub Seang, 48, a former chief of PJ Prison’s building A, was judged to have already served 10 months of his sentence since his arrest in October last year.

He was convicted along with 53-year-old prisoner Chea Savuth at Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday.

Chea Savuth will spend an additional four year in jail for the crime, on top of a previous 10-year prison sentence for drug trafficking, said judge Oeung Seang yesterday.

At a trial earlier this month, it was alleged the former prison block chief accepted bribes from prisoners and in turn allowed them to smuggle drugs into the facility.

Chea Savuth was said to have paid Choub Seang in order to allow a cook for the prisoner’s family to enter the facility and deliver him a number of drugs – hidden within packets of dried fish and other foods.

Choub Seang, who could not be reached yesterday, proclaimed at the trial that he was “an innocent person”.

Judge Oeung Seang added yesterday that charges against Keo Khemmaly, 45, a female at prisoner PJ, had been dropped.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern

CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".