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Hanoi’s anti-drug police forces are concentrating their efforts on preventing drugs from entering the capital, according to the municipal police.

The drive is being carried out on routes most used by smugglers, which are roads from the northwest, north-northeast, central and southern areas, domestic and foreign air routes, railways and the postal service.

The city’s police will also intensify consulting operations for the drug-prevention Steering Committee at all levels in order to promote communications, thus raising public awareness of the danger of using drugs.

Movements to ensure national security will be launched while efforts to improve the quality of anti-drug and crime repression works will be promoted, contributing to curbing the number of drug offenders and addicts in the locality.

It will also work closely and share relevant information with the Ministry of Public Security and its counterparts from customs agencies, border forces and maritime police in order to effectively control drug crimes.

Colonel Nguyen Hong Ki, Director of the Hanoi Office for Drug-related Crimes Investigation (PC47), said drug crimes are becoming increasingly complicated in the city, with the number of instances of drug trafficking seeing a strong rise compared to 2014.

The capital anti-drug police force has brought 1,026 drug-related cases to light, arresting 1,343 suspects so far this year, up 374 cases and 467 suspects against those recorded last year.-VNA