Enhancing the fight against drug abuse (19:36 21/08/2018)

HNP – Over the past time, functional forces have strengthened prevention and control of crime and drug abuse in an effort to prevent establishments complicated drug points. In addition, the participation of specialized agencies has significantly contributed to controlling crimes and drug abuse as well as maintaining the stability of order, security and serving the city’s socio-economic development.

Evaluating the prevention task of drug abuse, Deputy Director of the Municipal Police Department, Colonel Nguyen Van Vien said that, since the beginning of 2018, prevention of prostitution has drawn the attention of functional sectors and authorities at all levels.

Particularly, interdisciplinary inspection team 178 has promoted the efficiency of the inspection work in complicated public areas, trading facilities, contributing to minimizing prostitution and timely preventing the establishment of complicated locations of social evils.

Notably, in the first half of the year, the city’s functional forces investigated and handled 901 drug - related cases with 1,162 offenders. Besides, 570 out of 700 addicts have been taken into compulsory detoxification facilities.

Along with sectors, departments, many localities have also fulfilled and exceeded targets of compulsory detoxification, such as Long Bien, Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem, Gia Lam. By June 30th, 2018, there were 2,807 addicts provided drug detoxification treatment in detoxification facilities.

In terms of preventing drug trafficking, police forces of districts, suburban districts and towns have positively reviewed and taken measures while realizing master plans on fighting drug - related activities.


Regarding to the management of addicts, Deputy Director of the Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Hoang Thanh Thai said that the number of addicts has increased. To cope with the situation, the Department has cooperated with the Municipal Police Department to take initiative in the prevention work so as to ensure order, security in localities as well as safety for drug addicts in detoxification facilities.

According to Deputy Director Hoang Thanh Thai, currently, the Department actively implements the project on renovation of drug detoxification. The Department recommended the Municipal People’s Committees to issue decisions on turning rehabilitation centers into detoxification facilities.

In the coming time, the Municipal Police Department will strengthen the popularization to raise the awareness of people, especially youths about consequences, harms of drugs and promote the movement “All people protect national security”.

More efforts will be made to enhance inspection and handle facilities with high risks of drug trafficking; drastically suspended illegal business activities.

Especially, functional forces will establish interdisciplinary teams in managing, checking, and preventing drug abuse.

By Tran Huong

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