Drastic measures are needed to sustain the fight against trade fraud and smuggling of goods into Việt Nam from Cambodia, speakers told a conference in HCM City yesterday (Mar 5).
Increased raids at karaoke bars are failing to discourage drug users in Việt Nam from turning these popular entertainment venues into drug dens.
Drug-related crimes have become more and more complicated and unpredictable this year, according to the Investigation Police Department on Drug-related Crimes.
The end of 2019 and the coming Tết (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) are expected to witness more drug and fireworks smuggling cases through border gates in Tây Ninh.
Crimes related to drug dealing and trafficking had been on the rise in HCM City in recent years, said Đinh Thanh Nhàn, deputy head of HCMC Police.
Drug trafficking around Việt Nam's borders has become more complicated as the country has become a transit hub for traffickers.
Việt Nam is winning the war on corruption – albeit gradually.