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Gov't flags national crackdown on drugs

Update: May, 24/2013 - 10:11

HA NOI (VNS)— The Government has launched a crackdown on illegal drugs which will take place throughout June.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung requested all ministries and state agencies to launch the one-month campaign in order to promote public awareness of the dangers of drugs.

The campaign will target vulnerable groups such as adolescents in urban areas, workers at industrial parks, migrant workers, chemical producers and traders and residents living in drugs hot spots.

The public will be encouraged to denounce drug dealers and support addicts reintegrating into society.

Mass media has been requested to increase coverage of the anti-drug campaign and to praise individuals and organisations who have achieved success in the fight against drugs.

Police forces will crack down on drug crime throughout the country, including at international airports, while the Viet Nam Fatherland Front has been asked to encourage its member organisations to take part in the anti-drug drive.

The movement will also have the active support of the People's Supreme Procuracy, the People's Supreme Court and local courts at all levels, which are developing a strategy to prevent the crimes from developing at grassroots level.

Ministries, government agencies and the National Committee for AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution Prevention and Control will also work together to outline specific anti-drug plans.

Results of the campaign will be reported to the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Public Security before July 15.

According to the ministry's latest report, drug crime became a more complicated issue last year. There were several cases of drugs being trafficked in huge amounts and drug traders more commonly used weapons to attack police. — VNS


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