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Police ordered to fight gun crime

Update: July, 05/2007 - 00:00

Police ordered to fight gun crime

(05-07-2007)

HA NOI — Deputy Minister of Public Security Le The Tiem yesterday ordered police nationwide to crack down on crime - particularly gun crime associated with criminal gangs in HCM City and the southern provinces.

Speaking at a conference on law and order, Tiem said gun crime in the first six-months of this year had been a serious cause for concern and that criminal gangs had been responsible for armed attacks, drug trafficking and extortion.

Tiem ordered provincial police chiefs to crack down on drug crime - in accordance with instructions from the Prime Minister and the Public Security Ministry.

The Deputy Minister said security forces would have their hands full fighting corruption in key economic areas, as well as smuggling and trading in illegal goods. He also called on officers to improve road safety and enforce the Law on Residence. — VNS

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