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Lạng Sơn police arrest environment department’s deputy director

Update: April, 16/2020 - 15:45
Nguyễn Đình Duyệt, deputy director of the Lạng Sơn Province's Natural Resources and Environment Department. — VNA/VNS Photo Quang Duy

HÀ NỘI — Police from the northern mountainous province of Lạng Sơn have arrested Nguyễn Đình Duyệt, deputy director of the provincial Natural Resources and Environment Department, for allegedly “abusing position and power while performing duties" following Article 281 of the 2015 Penal Code, on Thursday.

According to initial investigations, Duyệt, 49, was accused of being in league with contractors of projects, invested by the department, to illegally appropriate billions of đồng from the State budget.

Duyệt’s violations were suspected to have happened when he held the positions of deputy head of the department and head of the project management board.

The police are investigating the case. — VNS

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