Subscribe Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Three more years for former anti-drug cop

Three more years for former anti-drug cop

Three more years for former anti-drug cop

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday sentenced Touch Muysor, the jailed for-mer municipal director of the Ministry of Interior’s anti-drug department, to an additional three years’ imprisonment for taking a bribe in 2005.

Kor Vandy, president of the Jury Council, said the court convicted Touch Muysor, 44, of taking a $1,000 bribe in exchange for the release of three drug traffickers who had been arrested a few days earlier.

Touch Muysor denied the charges, telling the court at an April 4 hearing that he had busted a trio of drug traffickers, seizing 2,000 yama tablets.

He claimed he had been told by the police chief to release the suspects, who the chief said were undercover officers. “I got nothing after their release,” he said. The former anti-drug official was already serving a 12-year sentence after being convicted last July of hiding an illegal weapon and being found in possession of more than $100,000 worth of meth-amphetamine.


  • Professor beaten by mob in Phnom Penh after alleged hit-and-run

    Updated with new information: 6:44am, Tuesday March 13 2018 A university professor accused of a hit-and-run has been transported to Vietnam with serious head injuries after he was brutally beaten by a mob in Phnom Penh late Sunday afternoon. A video of the attack shows a group

  • American ‘fugitive’ arrested in Cambodia outside of US Embassy

    An American citizen was arrested on request by the US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, according to Cambodian police. Major General Uk Hei Sela, chief of investigations at the Department of Immigration, identified the man as American Jan Sterling Hagen, and said he was

  • One Australian, one Cambodian killed in explosion at military base

    Updated: 5:20pm, Friday 16 March 2018 An Australian tourist and a Cambodian soldier were killed in an explosion on Thursday afternoon at an army base in Cambodia’s Kampong Speu province. The Australian, whom the government initially identified as a technical demining expert in his 40s, and

  • Australians protest Asean summit visit by PM Hun Sen

    Hundreds of protesters gathered in Sydney’s Hyde Park on Friday to protest against Cambodian strongman Hun Sen, who claimed to have been gifted millions of dollars by the Australian government ahead of a special Asean summit this weekend. An estimated 300 protesters, the majority of