HÀ NỘI (VNS)– Hà Nội City police are coordinating with Customs to escalate the fight against drug smuggling, especially aboard flights. International drug trafficking rings are becoming increasingly sophisticated at this.
the city’s Drug Crime Investigation Police Department discovered and stopped 2,502 drug transporting and smuggling cases IN 2015, confiscating 3,210 objects as evidence. Several large-scale drug smuggling rings were razed by the city’s police.
Police experts predict that increasing drug-related crime and social evils this year are likely to occur mainly in the city. Key areas transporting drugs to Hà Nội are still the Northwest, Northeast, the northern part of the central region, and the South. Drugs are transported by air, sea, railway, and road.
Transporting and smuggling large quantities of drugs, especially synthetic drugs, is likely to continue to increase.
Methods of transporting illegal drugs and drug-related crimes are becoming more sophisticated. Smugglers cooperate with other types of criminals to set up large-scale international and interprovincial drug trafficking rings.
Of special concern is the increase in transporting drugs illegally by air, postal services and courier. Narcotics from online sources are transported into Việt Nam and other countries for consumption, including mainly synthetic drugs such as Methaphetamin from the Middle East and drug precursors from China and Australia.
Since the beginning of the year, Hà Nội’s drug crime police have cooperated with other police forces to launch offensives against drug-related crimes in all key areas of the country. Police forces have been investigating many drug crime groups and arresting ringleaders, when possible.
Hà Nội’s drug crime police work closely with the Ministry of Public Security and other drug-related agencies and departments under the city’s Customs. All those involved aim to share information and support each other, for the purpose of preventing international drug rings from transporting drugs through the city.
Cononel Nguyễn Hồng Kỳ, head of the city’s Drug Crime Investigation Police Department, said they plan to launch at least three offensives against drug-related crime this year. The department will join with post offices, customs, sea police and airport security to escalate the fight against drug drime. Hà Nội police will co-ordinate with international police - especially those nations sharing borders with Việt Nam, including China, Lao and Cambodia - to wipe out large drug trafficking rings. — VNS