VCN - According to the latest information from the General Department of Customs (from the beginning of the year to the end of April 2020), the Customs chaired and coordinated with the competent forces to handle 49 drug cases and 58 offenders.
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|Drugs hidden in plastic bags in luggage seized at Moc Bai border gate, Tay Ninh in January 2020.|
The total seized material evidence was 16,313kg of heroin; 17.9kg of marijuana; 3.1kg of opium; 94.5kg of ketamine and 134,979 synthetic drug tablets.
To improve the effectiveness of drug prevention and combat, especially transnational drug-related crimes, the General Department of Customs has been reviewing and improving the apparatus, arranging public employees to perform drug prevention and control, ensuring efficiency and meeting task performance requirements.
To strengthen Customs control, supervision and inspection to promptly detect, prevent and handle subjects who smuggle and illegal transport of drugs across the border.
To identify obstacles, shortcomings and inadequacies on legal policies and customs procedures in a timely fashion to have appropriate proposals, amendments and supplements, contributing to improving the effectiveness in the fight against drugs of the Customs force.
To proactively detect and warn the methods and tricks of taking advantage of the means of entry and exit, the customs regimes to smuggle and illegally transport drugs and precursor substances.
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In addition, the General Department of Customs continues to actively coordinate with the forces of Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Defense and local authorities to implement synchronously and effectively the drug prevention and fight.
Typical drug seizures from early 2020 to the present:
In January 2020, implementing the MT19 Project established by the General Department of Customs, the Customs force coordinated with the competent forces inside and outside the sector to fight and stopillegal transport and trafficking of narcotics from Cambodia to Vietnam via Moc Bai border gate area, Tay Ninh province to Ho Chi Minh City for consumption and seized 3kg of methamphetamine.
After that, the Specialized Project Committee coordinated with PC04 Division, Public Security of Tay Ninhprovince to expand investigation and seize 13kg of methamphetamine and three offenders.
Also, in January 2020, in Ky Son district, Nghe An province, the drug prevention and control force of Ha TinhCustoms Department collaborated with other competent forces to arrest one offendercarrying 6,000 synthetic drug tablets.
On February 6, 2020, at Hamlet 5, Son Giang commune, Huong Son district, Ha Tinh province, the drug prevention and control force of the Ha Tinh Customs Department coordinated with other competent forces to arrest two offenders and seize 40kg and detected two authorities, seizing 40kg of methamphetamine and 5kg of ketamine.
On March 17, 2020, at the bridge 81 area, Highway 8A, in Ha Trai village, Son Kim 1 commune, Huong Son district, Ha Tinh province, the drug prevention and control force of Ha Tinh Customs Department coordinated with other competent forces to arrest two offenders and seize 15kg of marijuana.
Source: General Department of Customs
By Thai Binh/ Huyen Trang