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Anti-drug campaign produces big wins

Update: July, 16/2014 - 09:47

Anti-drug police have made over 44,900 arrests and seized nearly 800kg of heroin, 70kg of opium and 390,000 ecstasy pills during a one-year crack down on drugs.— Photo giaothongvantai

HA NOI (VNS) — Anti-drug police have made over 44,900 arrests and seized nearly 800kg of heroin, 70kg of opium and 390,000 ecstasy pills during a one-year crack down on drugs.

The efforts, launched last July, saw sizable contributions by the Drug Crime Investigation Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security, according to speakers at a conference held yesterday in Ha Noi.

The department has given strategic advice to the Government and the National Committee for HIV/AIDS, Drug and Prostitution Prevention and Control as well as other agencies in the fight against drugs.

It has also co-ordinated with ministries, localities and the media to strengthen communication and raise public awareness, especially people among ethnic minority groups and border areas, on the evil effects of drugs.

More efforts would be made to combat drug trafficking, focused on border areas and sea and air routes, according to Do Kim Tuyen, deputy head of the Drug Crime Investigation Police Department. — VNS

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