An event to promote communication against drug trafficking and addiction in Bắc Giang Province. — Photo tuyengiao.vn Thu Vân In the first five months of this year, police discovered more than 10,200 cases related to drugs trafficking. Almost 12,000 people were involved, and more than three tonnes of methamphetamine, one tonne of heroin and millions of methamphetamine pills were seized. Minister of Public Security General Tô Lâm told National Assembly deputies just a few days ago that this was only the tip of iceberg. He said every 340 grams of drugs transported into Việt Nam would leave at least 10 households in legal troubles, with family members going to prison for offences ranging from transporting to storing and distributing drugs. The minister said his ministry had tried to tackle this dangerous trend, citing large-scale drug busts in recent times. But that’s not a victory to be proud about, as drug crimes are still on the rise. Just two days ago, police raided a party in HCM City where 63 people tested positive for drugs. The same day, the wife of Vi Văn Nhất, a soldier, cried her heart out at her husband’s funeral. He had been shot dead while chasing a group of drug traffickers the… Read full this story
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