State President Truong Tan Sang has praised anti-drug police forces of several localities for their tireless efforts in the fight against drugs.

The President has sent a commendation letter to the Police Department for Investigation of Drug-related Crimes under the Ministry of Public Security, and anti-drug police units of the northern provinces of Lao Cai, Son La, Thai Nguyen, Cao Bang, Hoa Binh and Quang Ninh.

The letter highlighted the close and synchronous collaboration of the police forces and between the forces and offices involved, as well as the bravery and creativeness of officers in carrying out their missions, particularly during the recent national crackdown on drug-related crime, during which several transnational trafficking rings had been busted and 5,922 drug-related cases had been uncovered. As a result, 9,396 suspects were arrested and 314.21kg of heroin and 198.88kg and 75,225 pills of methamphetamine were seized.

The President requested the entire public security sector to follow the outstanding examples in the fight and strive for better performance to protect a peaceful life for the people and to mark the country’s big anniversaries, particularly the 70 th traditional day of the Vietnam People’s Police (August 19).-VNA