Over the past five months, the counter-narcotics police force, in coordination with other functional forces, has successfully investigated 9,038 drug-related cases, arrested 12,620 persons involved, and seized over 180 kg of heroin, nearly 1,490 kg and 783,971 synthetic drug pills, 113,154 kg of marijuana and many other related exhibits. Of this figure, the Counter Narcotics Police Department directly detected 40 cases and arrested 131 suspects. Meanwhile, counter-narcotics police force nationwide prosecuted 8,039 drug-related cases with 10,018 people involved.
Speaking at the meeting, on behalf of the Public Security Central Party Committee and the Ministry of Public Security, Deputy Minister Le Quy Vuong praised the efforts and achievements made by the Counter Narcotics Police Department and the whole counter-narcotics police force over the past time.
Regarding the major missions in the coming time, the Deputy Minister requested the department to draw up plans and measures to control drug-related crimes as well as to effectively crack down on domestic and trans-national drug-related rings operating in Vietnam. Furthermore, the department should advise the leadership of the Ministry of Public Security, the Party, and the Government to issue policies and craft short-term and long-term strategies and solutions to effectively fight drug trafficking and use at both macro and micro levels.
In the time to come, the counter-narcotics police force should further coordinate with units and agencies inside and outside the People’s Public Security Forces to launch intensive campaigns against drug-related crimes in June 2020. It should focus on border areas and critical localities. They should also accelerate the drafting of the Law on Drug Prevention and Control (amended).
Deputy Minister Le Quy Vuong also requested the department to strengthen the number of drug-related crime investigators while proactively coordinating with the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs to improve the operational efficiency of detoxification centers.
They were also asked to promote information exchange and expand international cooperation with foreign partners and international organizations in prevention and fight against drug-related crimes.
* At the meeting, Deputy Minister Le Quy Vuong announce a decision on Director of the Counter Narcotics Police Department Lieutenant General Pham Van Cac’s retirement, and a decision to appoint Senior Colonel Nguyen Van Vien, Deputy Director of the Hanoi Municipal Police Department, as new Director of the Counter Narcotics Police Department and Deputy Head of the Criminal Investigation Authority under the Ministry of Public Security.