Scene of the conference (Source: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Representatives from Border Liaison Offices (BLO) of Vietnam and Cambodia gathered at a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on November 22 to discuss measures promoting cooperation in combating cross-border drug crimes in the coming time.

The conference, the third of its kind, aimed to review cooperation among the two countries’ BLOs in the work.

Addressing the event, Lt. Gen. Dong Dai Loc, Deputy General Director of General Directorate of Vietnam Police under the Ministry of Public Security appreciated close coordination between the two countries’ relevant agencies in the fight against drugs in recent times.

The two countries will intensify campaigns to combat drug crimes along the two countries’ border line, while promoting connection to break down drug trafficking rings operating between Vietnam and Cambodia, he stressed.

Lt. Gen. Mok Chito, Deputy Chief of the General Department of the National Police of Cambodia said Cambodia’s drug fighting forces will enhance coordination with Vietnam through BLOs, thus supporting task forces in the work.

According to the General Directorate of Vietnam Police under the Ministry of Public Security, drug trafficking along the Vietnam-Cambodia border line still remains complicated as the drug is transported to HCM City through border gates or by waterway.

Notably, a number of cocaine and methamphetamine transportation cases by postal service have been discovered.

Through sharing information between BLOs, police and border guard forces and customs of Vietnam’s southern Tay Ninh province and Cambodia’s authoritised agencies jointly worked to detect three cases of drug transport, seizing six packages of heroin, one kg of methamphetamine , 2,500 synthetic drug pills and 250 gram of cocaine.-VNA