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Thai Binh charges 14 with property theft

Update: June, 14/2014 - 08:43

THAI BINH (VNS)— Police investigators in the northern province of Thai Binh have started legal proceedings against 14 people charged with stealing assets from Shengli Steel Co. Ltd. in Cau Nghin Industrial Park.

The indictments read that by taking advantage of disturbances during local protests against China's illegal placement of a drilling rig in Vietnam's waters on May 14, the defendants allegedly mingled with the crowds to steal property from the enterprise.

Of the charged, 11 people were accused of stealing assets, while three others were indicted on the charge of consuming stolen property.

With regard to the case, the provincial investigation police agency seized various stolen items, including computer screens, laptops and motorbikes. The local authorities are continuing investigations in a bid to reclaim all the stolen property.— VNS

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