Scientific Conference: "Prevention, investigation of drug-related crimes in new situation"
Major General, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Nhat, Vice President of the PPA co-chaired the Conference

The conference was co-chaired by the Lieutenant General, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Dong Dai Loc, Deputy Director General of Police, the Ministry of Public Security and  Major General, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Nhat, Vice President of the PPA.

 

In recent years, drug-related crimes in the world, in the region and in our country is complicated, the unauthorized trading, storage, transportation and organization of drugs is on an increase with increasingly sophisticated, cunning modus operandi and many potential factors seriously affecting social security, order and causing incalculable harm.

 

According to the statistics provided by the Police Department on  Anti-Drug Related Crime (the Ministry of Public Security), from 2010 to June 2016, functional forces nationwide discovered and seized nearly 120,000 cases, with nearly 180,000 offenders who traded, stored, transported drugs illegally, seized and kept approximately 1.546,27kg and 1.258.934 synthetic drugs. Particularly in the first 6 months of 2016, functional forces discovered and seized 10.022 cases and 15.829 offenders, seized 413.8kg and 148.483 synthetic drugs.

 

The analysis on transnational drug crimes showed that, in 2011 - 2016, 590 cases and 836 transnational drug crime occurred, mainly were illegal trading, storage and transportation of narcotics. Transnational drug trading lines always have a close collusion between domestic and foreign offenders to form illegal narcotics trading, storage and transportation lines from Cambodia, India, Pakistan, Brazil, Malaysia, the Philippines etc to Vietnam, then move to China, Australia, Canada by land, sea and air, especially on Tan Son Nhat international air route and Southwest border.

 

Although the drug crime situation is very complicated, the prevention, fighting against drug-related crimes is facing many difficulties and obstacles, not meeting requirements. Therefore, the organization of the Scientific Conference: "Prevention, investigation of drug-related crime in the new situation" has practical significance, providing objective, comprehensive research on prevention and fighting against drug crimes in the current stage, to address urgent issues both on theoretical aspects and practices in relation to this work.

 

With such scientific significance, the conference received 40 presentations from scientists working inside and outside the Public Security force, experts from agencies and organizations, and staff who are well experienced on prevention and fighting against drug crimes.

 

At the conference, the participants focused on critical issues of drug crimes in the country and the world, impacts of these issues to Vietnam; Major directions of the Party, the State and the Ministry of Public Security on the prevention of drug; Evaluating results of the fighting against drug crimes in Vietnam in recent years; Exchanging practical experience on prevention and fighting against drug crimes; Analyzing limitations, shortcomings, difficulties and obstacles in the struggle against drug crimes in Vietnam today, etc.

 

On this basis, at the conference, the participants recommended specific, essential solutions to improve efficiency of the prevention and investigation of drug-related crimes in our country, including strategic solutions as promoting the key role of the People's Police in the prevention and fighting against drug crimes; Promoting people’s role, relying on and mobilizing them to effectively participate in grassroots movements; Synchronously conducting both social prevention and professional prevention in order to efficiently improve the prevention and fighting against drug crimes; Improving the law, strengthening the management, control of drugs and expanding international cooperation on the prevention of drug-related crimes; Constantly innovating, improving tactics and measures for prevention and fighting against drug crimes ...

 

The discussion result at the conference will be a platform to complement and complete the fighting against drug-related crimes both in terms of theory and practice, contributing to improving professional skills, effectiveness of the police force in the prevention and fighting against drug crimes in the current situation.

                                                            Translated by Van Anh

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