Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Ex-cop tied to ex-judge sentenced

Ex-cop tied to ex-judge sentenced

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Disgraced former Phnom Penh court president Ang Maltey. Heng Chivoan

Ex-cop tied to ex-judge sentenced

Former police officer turned drug dealer Thav Thavy, who was granted bail by disgraced judge Ang Maltey in exchange for an Audi SUV, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

However, despite the suspect being rearrested in 2015, after Maltey’s downfall, it appears he was released again, as yesterday’s verdict was delivered with the former officer tried in absentia.

Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman Y Rin yesterday confirmed the 20-year sentence and $10,000 fine handed down to the 35-year-old, who was charged with selling four grams of methamphetamine to a waitress, who later tried to sell it to an undercover police officer.

He would not give further details on the case, which became tied up in saga of Maltey, who was ousted from his position in 2015 amid allegations of taking a bribe to free suspects in a separate case.

Though evidence presented at Maltey’s trial suggested he took Thavy’s car in exchange for letting the felon go, the former judge’s embezzlement charge was downgraded to “unlawful exploitation”.

Maltey was released from jail last week, after serving half of a two-year term.

MOST VIEWED

  • Wing Bank opens new branch in front of Orkide The Royal along Street 2004

    Wing Bank celebrates first anniversary as commercial bank with launch of brand-new branch. One year since officially launching with a commercial banking licence, Wing Bank on March 14 launched a new branch in front of Orkide The Royal along Street 2004. The launch was presided over by

  • Girl from Stung Meanchey dump now college grad living in Australia

    After finishing her foundational studies at Trinity College and earning a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Melbourne in 2022, Ron Sophy, a girl who once lived at the Stung Meanchey garbage dump and scavenged for things to sell, is now working at a private

  • Ministry using ChatGPT AI to ‘ease workload’; Khmer version planned

    The Digital Government Committee is planning to make a Khmer language version of popular artificial intelligence (AI) technology ChatGPT available to the public in the near future, following extensive testing. On March 9, the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications revealed that it has been using the

  • Wat Phnom hornbills attract tourists, locals

    Thanks to the arrival of a friendly flock of great hornbills, Hour Rithy, a former aviculturist – or raiser of birds – in Kratie province turned Phnom Penh tuk tuk driver, has seen a partial return to his former profession. He has become something of a guide

  • PM urges end to ‘baseless’ international Ream base accusations

    Prime Minister Hun Sen urges an end to “baseless” foreign accusations surrounding the development of the Kingdom’s Ream Naval Base, as the US has consistently suggested that the base is being expanded to accommodate a Chinese military presence. Hun Sen renewed his calls while

  • Almost 9K tourists see equinox sunrise at Angkor Wat

    Nearly 9,000 visitors – including 2,226 international tourists – gathered at Angkor Wat on March 21 to view the spring equinox sunrise, according to a senior official of the Siem Reap provinical tourism department. Ngov Seng Kak, director of the department, said a total of 8,726 people visited Angkor Wat to