Drug trafficked by foreigners into VN tends to increase

Thursday 14/05/2020 14:38

VGP - Many foreigners have transported illicit drugs from the "Golden Triangle" area through Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, and then across the Cambodia-Viet Nam border in the southern province of Tay Ninh to Ho Chi Minh City or a third country for consumption.

These foreigners are mainly Cambodian, Chinese, Nigerian, and Filipinos, according to the Investigation Police Division of Drug-related Crime under the Tay Ninh Provincial Police Department.

Illicit drugs are hidden in suitcases of clothes or boxes of commodities and consigned in transnational coaches running from Phnom Penh (Cambodia) to Ho Chi Minh City for consumption.

In order to avoid the illicit drugs being detected by Vietnamese border forces, drug traffickers seek to hide the drugs and transport them to Tay Ninh province through border crossing trails.

The criminal communicate with each other via social networks, such as Zalo, Facebook, Whatsapp and Wechat. They hire people with lack of legal knowledge to transport their illicit drugs across the borderlines and pay US$500 to 1,000 each batch.

Tay Ninh police will grasp the situation and crack down on inter-provincial and transnational criminal rings illegally trafficking drugs into Viet Nam as an effort to fight against drug crimes.

Meanwhile, they will make a list and manage drug addicts as well as export, import, production and trade of precursors and psychotropic substances in order to prevent criminals from using them to produce illicit drugs.

The Tay Ninh Drug-related Crime Investigation Police Division will also promote the coordination with the Customs and Border Guard forces in controlling the border areas and border gates while expanding international cooperation in preventing and fighting drug-related crimes.

By Thuy Dung

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