Deputy Director of the Hanoi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Phan Minh Nguyet has been arrested and prosecuted on the charge of abusing position and power while performing duties, the police said on February 27.

The Ministry of Public Security’s Investigative Police Agency said they have also arrested Nguyen Thi Huyen Hao, chief accountant of the Hanoi Agricultural Investment and Development Co. Ltd, on the same charge.

Police said they have found sufficient evidence showing Nguyet and Hao abused position and power while carrying out their duties under Article 281 of the Penal Code.

The arrest and prosecution warrants were approved by the Supreme People’s Procuracy.-VNA