The People’s Court of the southwestern border province of Tay Ninh on August 7 handed a death penalty to a 40-year-old Singaporean man for drug trafficking.
VOV.VN - Police in Hanoi’s Hoang Mai district on July 25 decided to prosecute and detain a drug trafficker on a charge of illegally smuggling and trafficking drugs from Nghe An province to the capital.
VOV.VN - Local police operating in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa successfully apprehended a group of drug traffickers attempting to illegally transport 22,000 methamphetamine pills into the country from neighbouring Laos.
VOV.VN - The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court on June 12 handed down death sentences on five Vietnamese citizens charged with illegally trading and trafficking drugs in Vietnam.
VOV.VN - Border guards operating in the Mekong Delta province of Long An took part in joint efforts alongside police forces based in Svay Rieng province of Cambodia on June 6 to arrest six people involved in a drug trafficking ring operating across the border between the two countries.
Up to 101,469 cases of violation were handled in the first seven days of the tightened road inspections from May 15 to 22, with fines totaling VND75.7 billion (US$3.25 million).
Border guards in the southern province of An Giang have arrested two men who were transporting 40kg of white crystal suspected to be crystal meth from Cambodia to Vietnam.
VOV.VN - Border guards operating in the central province of Ha Tinh successfully arrested a Vietnamese national who was in the process of transporting drugs into Vietnam from across the border with Laos on March 27.
The Drug Crime Investigation Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security announced on March 26 that it had busted an illegal transnational drug trafficking ring, seizing almost 650kg of synthetic drugs.
The border guard force in the Central Highland province of Kon Tum have coordinated with the police of Laos’ Attapeu province to bust a major drug trafficking ring.
Two Taiwanese involved in a drug trafficking ring were arrested on December 20 while hiding in Ho Chi Minh City, police said on December 21.
With the year coming to a close, drug trafficking in southern Vietnam is on the rise, according to local authorities.
The border guard force in the central province of Quang Binh has busted a trans-border drug trafficking ring, arresting two Lao suspects and seizing 100,000 meth tablets.
Crimes related to drug dealing and trafficking had been on the rise in HCM City in recent years, said Dinh Thanh Nhan, deputy head of the city police.
Measures to promote joint investigation in preventing drug trafficking along sea routes in Southeast Asia were discussed at a workshop in Hanoi on September 9.
The border guard force of the northern province of Dien Bien, in coordination with the security force of Muong May district in the Lao province of Phongsaly, on June 15 arrested three Lao drug traffickers, seizing 20kg of opium.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security and Cambodia’s Ministry of Interior organised a conference in the southern province of Tay Ninh on June 13 to launch a joint crackdown on drug crime along the two countries’ shared borderline.
The Ministry of Public Security is exerting efforts to stop drugs from entering Vietnam.
Vietnamese security forces are fighting day and night to stop the flow of drugs into the country, said panellists during an online conference host by the Vietnam Government Portal on May 8.
The People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City opened on May 7 the first-instance trial on a drug trafficking and production ring, the biggest of its kind in Vietnam when being uncovered in 2017.