Vietnam, China strengthen anti-drug cooperation

Vietnam and China destroyed 1,000 kilograms of illegal drugs in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in a joint anti-drug campaign on March 10.

According to Xinhua News Agency, the burning of the drugs, mainly heroin, was carried out at a square in Ningming County, which borders Vietnam, and was witnessed by police officers and representatives of youth groups from the two countries. 

"It's a demonstration of the improvement made by the two countries in cracking down on cross-border drug crimes and safeguarding the harmony and stability in the border region," said Gao Xiong, Chief of the regional public security department. 

The move is also to improve public awareness, especially among the youth, of the dangers of drugs, he added. 

China and Vietnam launched a joint anti-drug operation along their shared border late last month, vowing to establish an effective information exchange mechanism and work together to crack a number of major drug-related cases.

VNA/VOV online