Hanoi steps up organised crime prevention efforts hinh anh 1Deputy Minister of Public Security Senior Lieutenant General Le Quy Vuong speaks at the event (Pho​to: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi police should strengthen measures to prevent organised crime which is seeing complicated developments that pose grave dangers to society.

Deputy Minister of Public Security Senior Lieutenant General Le Quy Vuong made the request at a conference in Hanoi on July 19.

He recognised the capital police’s contributions over the past three years to curbing organised crime and ensuring social order and safety.

Despite the efforts, over 30 rings with 155 members are still active in the capital, he said, suggesting the capital police take more drastic measures to crack down on crime.

He warned that criminal activities, such as racketeering and property confiscation, have recently been launched by several disguised businesses and entrepreneurs.

He said the interdependence of economic, criminal, drug and environmental crimes for shared interests required the police to map out specific measures and closely work with the municipal People’s Committee and locals to put crimes under control.

From January 16, 2014 to June 15, 2016, the number of criminal cases in Hanoi reduced by 52.3 percent over the same period of 2010-2013.

The police razed 237 organised criminal groups involving 960 offenders.-VNA