The increasing complexity of crimes, particularly corruption and drug cases, requires the procuracy sector and the political system as a whole to take more drastic measures to handle, President Truong Tan Sang has said.

At a working session with leading officials of the Supreme People’s Procuracy in Hanoi on July 8, President Sang asked it to improve personnel, investigation and prosecution works, especially in the settlement of economic and corruption cases.

He stressed the need to perfect the legal system in line with the 2013 Constitution, urging the procuracy sector to work with other judicial agencies on draft laws in order to make the law enforcement effective.

According to Prosecutor General Nguyen Hoa Binh, in the first half of this year, the number of cases relating to ownership, economic management and position increased by 7.5 percent, while corruption and drug cases recorded decreases of 2-14 percent.

Notably, on May 13-14, some individuals took advantage of workers’ rallies against China’s illegal dispatch of its oil rig Haiyang Shiyou – 981 in Vietnam’s continental shelf and exclusive economic zone to cause social disturbances in central Ha Tinh and southern Binh Duong and Dong Nai provinces.

They incited others to destroy and loot the property of foreign firms, the State, and private domestic businesses, and acted against law enforcement officials, disrupting social order and business activities.

In face of the situation, the sector coordinated closely with other judicial agencies to make legal proceedings against the rioters, helping stabilise political security and social order in the localities.-VNA