Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang has requested closer collaboration between the police and functional airport forces to combat and prevent airborne crime when civil aviation security is crucial to national security.

At a conference on civil aviation security and safety in Hanoi on December 10, General Quang stressed that greater attention is needed to ensure aviation security and safety at a time when the country is proactively integrating into the global life where there are numerous complicated developments.

The Ministry of Public Security has defined aviation security crucial to national security and ensuring aviation security essential to maintaining national security.

Since 2010, through their collaboration, the police and relevant airport agencies have brought to light a number of terrorist-related plots and schemes, smuggling cases, trade frauds and the illegal transport of banned goods and currencies to safeguard civil aviation safety and security.-VNA