Public security ministry review first-half activities

Tuesday, 2017-07-04 02:03:16
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Minister of Public Security To Lam speaks at the conference. (Credit: VGP)
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NDO/VNA – The Ministry of Public Security held a conference in Hanoi on July 3 to review its first-half activities and set major tasks for the remaining months of this year and the next years.

Speaking at the event, Secretary of the Central Public Security Commission’s Party Committee and Minister of Public Security To Lam said since early this year, the people’s public security forces have strived to safeguard national security, ensure social safety and order, contributing to maintaining political stability and fulfilling socio-economic development goals.

The ministry reported that its units in localities have launched crackdowns on drug crimes, held conferences to improve working efficiency of anti-drug and criminal police, and extended international cooperation in the fight against crimes.

They busted 20,595 cases, higher than last year’s same period, including 9,391 economic, 2,053 smuggling and 11,324 drug cases, arrested 42,785 criminals and raided 843 gangs.

Traffic accidents fell by 4.66% in terms of cases, 2.85% in fatalities, and 14.43% in the number of the injured.

Among 1,809 search and rescue cases, 1,167 were in fires with 256 people being saved and thousands others being guided to get out of danger.