|Exhibits that police confiscate after a drug raid. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Cong Hai
SON LA (VNS) — Nearly 5,000 persons have been detained for drug-related crimes since 2010 in the province, according to the Son La Province Steering Committee on Drug Crime Prevention's statistics.
However, officials said drug-related crimes were getting more complicated in the region, mostly in the border areas of Moc Chau, Van Ho, Sop Cop and Song Ma.
In several cases, persons smuggling drugs across the border were even equipped with arms and guided by hunting dogs.
On Friday, Sop Cop District Police detained Vi Van Hoan, born in 1977, for transporting nearly 2,000 amphetamine tablets. On May 3, 28 persons were detained by the police in Van Ho District for transporting drugs from the border area to Son La Province.
Hoang Van Chat, party secretary of Son La Province, said officials and sectors at all levels must show commitment to weed out drug-related criminals.
The province has been pushing for more efforts to educate residents on drugs and to assess the situation of cannabis cultivation.
June 2015 will be observed as national drug prevention month. — VNS