Former Deputy Director of the northern port city of Hai Phong' s Police Department Duong Tu Trong will face a trial on August 28 on charge of abusing position and power while on duty.

Trong, 53, was already sentenced to 16 years in prison on May 23 for helping his brother Duong Chi Dung, ex-chairman of the State-owned shipping corporation Vinalines, flee from Vietnam.

The verdict read that as from 2001-2002, Trong was on good terms with Dong Xuan Phong, an official from the Hai Phong City Customs Department.

On August 18, 2009, the Ho Chi Minh City police issued an arrest warrant for Phong on smuggling charge. Phong fled and was put on the nationwide wanted list.

On April 22, 2011, the Hai Phong police submitted a list of the wanted criminals in the city, including Phong, to Trong in the capacity as Deputy Director of the Police Department, but he ignored the case.

After learning that his brother Dung was being hunted by the police, Trong asked him to hide at his girlfriend’s home.

A day later, Trong requested Phong and Vu Tien Son, then deputy head of the Social Crime Investigation Police Section of Hai Phong Police Department, to help Dung flee abroad.-VNA