(VOV) - Vietnam will continue promoting coordination in combating and preventing crime, and drug and human trafficking in the region and the world.
Preventing drug abuse among ethnic minorities
Lieutenant General Pham Quy Ngo, Deputy Minister of Public Security, made the affirmation at an April 27 conference in Hanoi to announce Vietnam’s national strategy and program on preventing crime, and drug and human trafficking in the 2011-2015 period.
He said Vietnam is willing to implement its commitments and agreements reached at bilateral and multilateral cooperation mechanisms to join international efforts in the struggle against crime.
The conference was held by the Ministry of Public Security, in coordination with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Mini Dublin Group after Vietnam was selected as one of the eight pilot countries for the new One Plan, a framework for cooperation programmes of UN agencies in the 2012-2016 period.
Participants in the conference discussed and contributed ideas to the draft national strategy on the prevention and control of drugs until 2020 and the national anti human trafficking program in the 2011-2015 period
From 2006-2010, Vietnam detected nearly 1 million criminal cases. 64,000 of them were related to drug trafficking with 1,000 criminals arrested and 1,000 kilos of heroin and eight tonnes of cannabis seized.
Vietnam has signed 17 bilateral cooperation agreements and memorandums of understanding on the prevention of drug and human trafficking.