Police to step up crime fight in run up to National Party Congress

The Ministry of Public Security’s Crime Prevention General Department on December 20 announced that it would steps to fight against crime and to protect the 11th Congress of the Communist Party of Viet Nam.

The Ministry of Public Security’s Crime Prevention General Department on December 20 announced that it would steps to fight against crime and to protect the 11th Congress of the Communist Party of Viet Nam.

The department also aims to ensure national security during the country’s major celebrations this year, including the Tet festival in February.

They will focus on preventing crime relating to the heroin trade, robberies, economic, corruption and illegal gatherings that can cause public disorder.

The department will also focus on investigating any serious criminal cases.

Police have also implement measures to ensure traffic safety and order and to prevent any illegal explosions from firecrackers, during the Tet holiday.

According to the department, the number of crimes has decreased 4.2 percent in comparison with 2009.

Police forces across the country have also investigated 62,000 criminal cases and prosecuted 95,000 offenders.

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