Police investigators in the northern province of Thai Binh have started legal proceedings against seven more people in Quynh Phu district on a charge of stealing property from Shengli Steel Co., Ltd in Cau Nghin Industrial Park.

According to the police, those men took advantage of disturbances during local protests on May 14 against China’s illegal placement of a drilling rig in Vietnam’s waters to steal property from the enterprise.

The local police investigation agency had earlier started legal proceedings against 14 others for stealing assets and using stolen property .
Of the 21 accused, 10 have been put in temporary detention, while the rest have been placed under house arrest.

In regards to the case, the provincial police investigation agency has seized many stolen items, including computer screens, laptops and motorbikes. Local authorities are also continuing their investigation in a bid to reclaim all the stolen property.-VNA