Fighting against drug crimes was among issues raised by deputies during a question-and-answer session with Minister of Public Security To Lam at the ongoing seventh session of the 14th National Assembly in Hanoi on June 4th.
Minister of Public
Security To Lam admitted that though authorities confiscated an unprecedentedly
huge volume of drugs, the threat of drug supply from overseas still exists
while domestic demand remains high. Therefore, more drastic actions are needed
to control its spread.
He said the Ministry
of Public Security worked to prevent the flow of drug through the northwestern
provinces last year, mostly Dien Bien, Hoa Binh and Son La. Later, traffickers moved to
central and southern localities, in many cases foreigners were involved.
Commenting on challenges in the effort, Lam said as Vietnam lies near
the Golden Triangle, one of the world’s most extensive opium producing areas,
the number of drug criminals and abusers continues increasing, adding that they
take advantage of Vietnam’s easy customs clearance at border gates to smuggle
According to him,
the ministry is drafting amendments to the Law on Drug Prevention and Control
and Article 199 of the Criminal Code to serve the effort.
The minister said
the ministry has sent a comprehensive plan on fighting organised and
trans-national crimes to the Government and worked with Laos in the process, believing that with high
determination of the political system, drug crime will be stamped out and Vietnam will
not be turned into a drug transit destination.
About sex abuses
against women and children, Lam said the process of receiving and dealing with
such cases has been standardised nationwide. Moreover, active work by competent
agencies has strengthened public trust, leading to the rise of the number of
complaints sent in.
safety violations involving drunk driving or drug-using drivers that cause
serious consequences, he said the ministry is working to outline legal
regulations on traffic safety to submit to the legislature.
NA Chairwoman Nguyen
Thi Kim Ngan agreed that there is a difference in traffic accident casualties
statistics by the Ministry of Public Security and the Health Ministry, and
asked units concerned to acquire suggestions to address it./.
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Under the leadership of the communal Party committee last tenure, the commune has achieved its economic goals and earned the new-style rural status in 2019.
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