|Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang applauded the police for their work to prevent a number of terrorism-related plots amid complicated global and regional developments.— Photo atgt
HA NOI (VNS) — Unpredictable regional and global stability meant vigilance was necessary to ensure aviation safety and security, said Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang.
He stressed that ensuring aviation security was an important part of national security and social order which required effective strategies and co-operation.
The police force would work closely with other agencies to fight crime, he said at a workshop yesterday on civil aviation safety and security.
Airports and technical aviation infrastructure were vulnerable areas for that criminals could take advantage of, he added.
The conference reviewed civil aviation safety and security over the past three years, and highlighted the shortcomings and difficulties facing authorities.
Quang urged the police to be vigilant, aware, responsible and professional to ensure aviation security and safety.
He applauded the police for their work to prevent a number of terrorism-related plots amid complicated global and regional developments
The police force had also stopped many cases of smuggling and trade fraud, he added.
A report from the Civil Aviation Authority showed that authorised agencies handled 74 cases of aviation security violations in the first six months of this year involving weapons, aggressive behaviour and fake documents.
During the period, aviation security forces worked with local police to tackle nearly 700 security violations in airports.
The Ministry of Public Security on Monday applauded police officers from the ministry's Immigration Department for uncovering nine drug smuggling cases and seizing more than 3,100kg of heroin and 6kg of cocaine.
In the latest case, a Filipino man was caught smuggling 3.6kg of cocaine on a Singapore Airlines flight to HCM City's Tan Son Nhat airport last Saturday. — VNS