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Eleven to be prosecuted for attacking officers

Update: May, 14/2015 - 17:17
Nguyen Trung Can and Phung Thi Ly at the police office. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — Nguyen Trung Can and 10 of his alleged accomplices in Thanh Hoa district, southern Long An province, will be prosecuted for an attempted murder of state officers on duty.

This decision was made by the district's investigation agency yesterday.

Nguyen Trung Can's 10 accomplices are Mai Van Tung, Nguyen Thi Thang, Mai Quoc Hen, Nguyen Trung Tai, Mai Van Dat, Mai Thi Kim Huong, Mai Van Phong, Nguyen Trung Linh, Phung Van Tuan, and Phung Thi Ly.

On April 13, the district's People's Committee had decided to forcibly remove their houses along a canal embankment.

On April 14, the day they were scheduled to be removed, Can and his accomplices gathered petroleum, gas tanker, knife, and scissors and threatened and attacked policemen who had come to evict them from the houses.

Three police officers were injured in the incident.

Can admitted to his crime to an investigation agency. — VNS

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