August 01, 2017 13:03
T.O.P of K-pop boy band Big Bang cannot continue his military duty as an auxiliary police officer after a drug conviction.
The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency on Monday said a disciplinary committee concluded that the rapper is unfit to continue his duty as a policeman. It will ask the Army to reassign him to another post.
T.O.P, whose real name is Choi Seung-hyun, started his mandatory military service in February and was relieved of the post on June 9, when he was indicted for smoking marijuana.
He will serve the remaining 17 months of his military service as a public service worker or a full-time reservist.
Choi was given a two-year suspended sentence and fined W12,000 on July 20 (US$1=W1,121).
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