VCN- Thecooperation between the Customs authorities of the two countries has made an important contribution todiscovering many cases of illegal transportation of banned goods, such as the transportation of 500kg ketamine to Ho Chi Minh City.
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On May 22, the 13th Vietnam - China Customs Cooperation Conference on anti-smuggling took place in Quang Binh.
At the the Conference, Director of the Anti-Smuggling and Investigation Department (General Department of Vietnam Customs) Nguyen Phi Hung emphasized that from the first Vietnam-China Border Customs Conference held in Ha Long (Quang Ninh) in 2000,so far, 13 conferences have been held between the anti-smuggling authorities of the two countries.
This shows the continuous and increasingly strong relationship between the Customs authorities of the two countries in general and between the anti-smuggling forces of the two Customs agencies in particular.
According to Hung, the 12th conference in Xi'an, China marked new cooperation mechanisms that have depth and practical effectiveness through the establishment of coordination plans to combat increasingly sophisticated transnational crime gangs.
In just overa year, the cooperation on anti-smuggling between the Customs authorities of the two countries has obtained important achievements.
Typically, the success of the Operation Mekong Dragon project on drug prevention in six countries in the Mekong sub-region wasco-founded and operated by Vietnam Customs and China Customs. Currently, nearly 100 drug cases were detectedin the region, intelligence information was shared and successfully operated within the framework of the Project.
The project was considered by the Asia Pacific Intelligence Office as a key project in anti-drugpolicy and was expanded in the region with the name of Operation Mekong Dragon AP.
|Customs representatives of the two countries took souvenir photos.|
The close coordination of shared intelligence information betweenthe twocountries hasbrought specific achievements.
By Thai Binh/ Ngoc Loan