Vietnamese, Lao localities join hands in drug prevention hinh anh 1Under the SH09 project, Vietnamese and Lao forces detected 1,894 cases (Source:Internet)
Son La (VNA) – The northern mountainous province of Son La and northern Lao provinces on March 29 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on strengthening cooperation in preventing and combating cross-border drug crimes. 

The signing ceremony drew representatives from Son La province and its Lao border localities of Houaphan, Luang Prabang, Luang Namtha, Bokeo, and Oudomxai.

The MoU is aimed at improving the provinces’ coordination in the fight against drugs along the shared border, with the target of eleminating drug trafficking rings and networks in the localities.

From 2009 to 2015, the SH09 project on cross-border drug prevention and combat between Son La and the Lao border provinces showed positive results.

Under the project, Vietnamese and Lao forces detected 1,894 cases involving 2,789 individuals, collecting over 351 kilogrammes of heroin, 72.7 kilogrammes of opium and 302,000 pills of methamphetamine.-VNA