Briefing delegates on the nationwide security situation during the Tet holiday (from February 2 to 10) and key tasks of the first quarter of 2019, Lieutenant General Luong Tam Quang, Chief of the MPS Office revealed that police forces at all levels investigated 277 cases; arrested 353 criminal suspects, 122 drug-related suspects and 1,889 gambling suspects; discovered hundreds of groups of loan shark or known as “black credit”. Several serious cases such as taxi driver murder in Hanoi, robbery at a toll station in Dong Nai, and bank robberies in Quang Ninh and Thai Binh were investigated successfully and quickly by police forces at all levels.
Regarding violations of legal regulations related to weapons, explosives, support tools and firecrackers, police at all levels have detected over 1,000 cases and seized around 20 tons of firecrackers. Traffic order and safety during the Tet holiday was also maintained. There was a decrease in the number of traffic accidents as well as the numbers of deaths and injuries in traffic accidents compared with the same period last year.
Speaking at the conference, Minister To Lam highly appreciated the achievements of the whole force, and directed police agencies and units at all levels to continue seriously implementing the key tasks in the Ministry’s Directives issued before, during and after the Tet holiday while tightening the discipline and working regulations, effectively handling crime reports from people, promoting public education on methods and tricks criminals use to commit online fraud, set traps of virtual money, human trafficking and black credit.