• An Giang
  • Binh Duong
  • Binh Phuoc
  • Binh Thuan
  • Binh Dinh
  • Bac Lieu
  • Bac Giang
  • Bac Kan
  • Bac Ninh
  • Ben Tre
  • Cao Bang
  • Ca Mau
  • Can Tho
  • Dien Bien
  • Da Nang
  • Da Lat
  • Dak Lak
  • Dak Nong
  • Dong Nai
  • Dong Thap
  • Gia Lai
  • Ha Noi
  • Ho Chi Minh
  • Ha Giang
  • Ha Nam
  • Ha Tinh
  • Hoa Binh
  • Hung Yen
  • Hai Duong
  • Hai Phong
  • Hau Giang
  • Khanh Hoa
  • Kien Giang
  • Kon Tum
  • Lai Chau
  • Long An
  • Lao Cai
  • Lam Dong
  • Lang Son
  • Nam Dinh
  • Nghe An
  • Ninh Binh
  • Ninh Thuan
  • Phu Tho
  • Phu Yen
  • Quang Binh
  • Quang Nam
  • Quang Ngai
  • Quang Ninh
  • Quang Tri
  • Soc Trang
  • Son La
  • Thanh Hoa
  • Thai Binh
  • Thai Nguyen
  • Thua Thien Hue
  • Tien Giang
  • Tra Vinh
  • Tuyen Quang
  • Tay Ninh
  • Vinh Long
  • Vinh Phuc
  • Vung Tau
  • Yen Bai

Prime Minister honors role models in drug crime combat

VGP - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Wednesday attended a ceremony honoring 143 organizations and individuals who are role models in drug crime combat.

June 15, 2023 3:51 PM GMT+7
Prime Minister honors outstanding individuals in drug crime fight - Ảnh 1.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attends a program honoring 143 organizations and individuals who are role models drug crime combat, Ha Noi, June 14, 2023 - Photo: VGP

Addressing the event, Pham said drug crimes must be seen as the enemy of development and a common enemy of all, thus we need to stay united to prevent, push back and eradicate this social evil.

Drugs cause damages to health and peaceful life of our people, losses and pains to many families and communities, and threaten satability, prosperity and the permanance of a nation.

Around 275 million people used drugs worldwide in the last year, while over 36 million people suffered from drug use disorders, according to the 2021 World Drug Report released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

In Viet Nam, there are about 196,000 drug addicts documented, the majority of them are unemployed, posing potential risk of crime and social instability.

Illicit drug addition is increasing at schools and among young people, according to the Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, drug criminals are becoming increasingly reckless and venturesome, making it harder for competent authorities to deal with this kind of crime.

Prime Minister Pham expressed his gratitude to the officers who have made tireless efforts, surmounted difficulties, and braved dangers to fight against drug crimes, including those laying down their lives or getting injured in the fight.

Pham ordered ministries, agencies, and localities to strengthen leadership and promote their leaders' role and responsibility towards the fight.

He emphasized the need to continue reviewing and perfecting legal documents to create a synchronous and sufficient legal basis for drug prevention and control.

Meanwhile, it is necessary to boost communications and education about the harm of drugs in the community, especially among the youth and students, he noted. 

Besides, the Prime Minister asked for ramping up the crackdown on hotspots and trans-provincial and transnational trafficking rings while upgrading infrastructure and improving the quality of rehabilitation facilities and post-rehabilitation management.

Pham called on countries, international organizations, individuals, organizations and benefactors to continue support and make practical and effective contributions to Viet Nam's drug prevention and control.

The Ministry of Public Security reported that the criminal investigation police, in coordination with the border guard, customs and coast guard forces, uncovered more than 23,000 drug-related cases and arrested more than 32,000 individuals involved on average annually.

The outstanding achievements of the drug prevention and control forces came at the cost of sacrifices and losses. Twenty-eight police and military officers and citizens have los their lives, and over 700 officers and soldiers have been injured or exposed to HIV while carrying out their duties./.