(VOV) -Customs officers and border-guard forces at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport have arrested V.M.D., a Vietnamese national residing in Canada, for illegally transporting 2,065 ecstasy pills. Three face death penalty for drug trafficking A transnational drug ring smashed Tough measures against drug-related issues V.M.D., 26, was caught while he attempting to smuggle the synthetic drugs from Hong Kong to Vietnam on board a CX767 airplane.
Many challenges have emerged in the equitisation of State-owned film studios, particularly the Viet Nam Feature Film (VFS) Studio, Culture Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien said yesterday. Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien speaks yesterday with HCM City officials and artists about the future of the local film industry. Speaking with HCM City officials and artists about the future of the local film industry, Thien said he was concerned that local artists, because of limited resources, were struggling to make classic Vietnamese movies, which were once the highlight of the local film industry. “Foreign and commercial movies are…... [read more]
Pham Thi Nga, 43, in Son Tra District of the central city of Da Nang was caught red-handed by Drug Investigation Police on Sunday morning as she was trafficking 4,340 ecstasy pills at a bus station in the city. Searching her luggage, police also seized more than 2,000 drugs in a big plastic pack. Initially Nga said that she trafficked drugs from people in the Northern provinces to consume in Da Nang City. Raiding in Honey Hotel in Ngo Quyen Street owned by Nga later, the police found further 140 gram mixed drugs in many packs. Continuing searching a kindergarten…... [read more]
QUANG NINH (VNS)— A 44-year-old man from northern Nam Dinh Province's Xuan Truong District, was allegedly caught on Monday while trying to carry 14 kilos of drugs through the Mong Cai international border gate to China Forty nine nylon bags containing drugs were reported to have been found inside sandals, alphabet tables and children's painting books. The alleged trafficker confessed he was hired by Chinese to transport drugs from Ha Noi to China.The case is under investigation. — VNS... [read more]
Two drug dealers were arrested by local police in Quang Tri in June 2016. Officials say that the situation worsened when Laos tightened trading activities in the border areas in 2014. (Source: VNA) Quang Tri (VNS/VNA) - Local authorities say that the number of ethnicminority juveniles engaging in drug trafficking at the Vietnamese-Lao border inthe central province of Quang Tri has increased sharply over the last fiveyears.They also say that efforts to fight drug trafficking in the area have beenhampered by a change in rules that determines punishment, including detention,on the narcotics content of the drugs seized.This has created a loophole that…... [read more]
This has created a loophole that traffickers exploit by smuggling reduced quantities of narcotics each time, but increasing the number of cross-border trips.Colonel Nguyen Thuan Hoa, head of the anti-drug trafficking unit under the province’s Department of Police, told the Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper that increased trafficking has complicated the fight against drug addiction in the border district of Huong Hoa in recent years.The police department estimates that there are more than 1,100 drug addicts in the province at present, half of them in Huong Hoa district, especially in Lao Bao town and Tan Thanh commune.Vietnam’s Quang Trị and Laos’ Savannakhet provinces…... [read more]