Action month for drug prevention 2022 to be launched next month
VGP - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has asked ministries, agencies, and the People’s Committees of cities and provinces to launch the action month for drug prevention and control from June 1-30, 2022.
This year's action month, in response to the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (June 26), is themed "Improving effectiveness of drug dependence treatment and management of illicit drug users-For a healthy and safe community".
The Deputy PM tasked the Ministry of Public Security to guide relevant forces to speed up investigations, crack down on drug trafficking rings, especially large-scale, inter-provincial and trans-border ones and effectively manage illicit drug addicts.
The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs was assigned to enhance communications on drug rehabilitation work, particularly at drug treatment facilities and vocational training facilities.
The ministry should guide localities to organize community-based voluntary rehabilitation as regulated.
Defense and police forces are tasked to coordinate in cracking down drug crime along the borderlines and encouraging inhabitants in border areas not to join transportation, purchase and use of drugs.
The Ministry of Information and Communications is responsible for directing press agencies and grassroots information system to coordinate with specialized anti-drug agencies to disseminate legal regulations on drug prevention and control.
The Ministry of Education and Training is in charge of guiding education establishments to organize activities on drug prevention and control, with a focus on the consequences and harmful effects of drugs.
From December 16, 2020 to November 30, 2021, customs officers cooperated with other authorities to seize over 113 kg of heroin, 763 kg of cannabis, over 504 kg of ecstasy pills and over 300 kg of ketamine apart from other narcotic substances, according to data from the General Department of Viet Nam Customs.