HA NOI (VNS)— Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung called on the police force yesterday to continue working to maintain social security and the country's sovereignty.
The PM stressed that the police force had contributed significantly to the country's socio-economic development in 2012, preventing acts of public disorder and defending the country's territorial sovereignty.
He also pointed out new challenges facing the force, such as increases in criminal offenders, drug crimes, human trafficking and terrorism.
Dung called on the police force to increase resources for fighting all types of crimes and curbing the number of criminal offenders, especially juveniles.
This year, the police solved over 37,000 criminal cases, put an end to 2,785 criminal gangs and successfully rescued all hostages from blackmail situations.
Priority was also given to combating economic and hi-tech crimes. The force detected 11,620 economic offences and 324 incidents of corruption.
Police seized about 690kg of heroin and thousands of methamphetamine pills this year, handling more than 17,820 drug cases and arresting 26,100 smugglers. — VNS