The southwestern province of Tay Ninh and two Cambodian border provinces of Kom Pong Cham and Svay Rieng on Oct. 26 signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in combating drug trafficking in the period of 2011-2012.

At the signing ceremony, the two sides affirmed to continue implementing the action coordination plan in the fight against cross-border drug trafficking that was signed by the two countries’ governments on March 14, 2003 and the minutes on cooperation in fighting drug crime of previous meetings between the two sides.

In the short term, the two sides will focus on improving the Border Liaison Office (BLO) of each country at the international border gate Moc Bai-Bavet and establishing new BLOs in the border gate of Xa Mat – Tapeng Plong with the aims of sharing information on drug crimes.

The localities will also cooperate with relevant agencies in the two countries in order to instruct and educate their citizens on the law on drug fight.

According to Tay Ninh Police, through coordination activities between Tay Ninh province and the Cambodia border provinces from 2009 up to now, the provincial police, border police and customs arrested 10 cases involving 25 offenders and seized 2.787 kg of heroin, 4.93 kg of synthetic drug and 12.3 kg of marijuana./.