Vietnam’s southern province of Tay Ninh and Cambodia ’s provinces of Kampong Cham and Svay Rieng have struck a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in trans-border drug prevention and control.

The signatories were Deputy Chairman of the Tay Ninh People’s Committee Tran Luu Quang and Vice Governors of the two Cambodian localities.

Under the document, the trio will continue coordinate in preventing and controlling the transport and trafficking of narcotic drug, psychotropic substances and drug precursors.

They will maintain regular information exchanges on drug-related crimes so as to promptly detect, stop and arrest cross-border drug traffickers, as well as popularise narcotic prevention among the masses.

In addition to annually reviewing how the coordination work is panning out, local authorities along the Vietnam-Cambodia shared border vow to create favourable conditions for each other to work in the field.

From October 2011 to the same month this year, the Tay Ninh police and border forces dealt with 16 cases, seizing over 21,000 kg of synthetic drug and 1,100 kg of heroin, noted Deputy Chairman Quang.-VNA