Saturday, April 17, 2010

Vietnam Seeks Crimes Control Cooperation With Germany, Cambodia

A meeting jointly organized by the Vietnam's General Department of Police (Ministry of Public Security) and the German Federation Investigation Agency was held in Ho Chi Minh City recently to review the implementation of the agreement between the two governments on the cooperation for the prevention and combating dangerous criminals and organized crimes.

The seminar was presided by Major General Do Kim Tuyen, deputy director general of the General Department of Police for Crimes Prevention, with the participation of the German delegation led by Peter Henzler, Director of Department for the prevention of organized crimes, German Federation Investigation Agency and head officers of various police operational departments and sections of the two countries.

Combating Criminals and Organized Crimes
The Agreement on the prevention and combating of dangerous criminals and organized crimes relevant to Vietnam and the Federation Republic of Germany was signed by the two governments on August 2006 in Berlin. After three years of implementation, the police forces of the two countries have achieved important results.
The coordination, extradition, information sharing on criminals, and case investigation have been promptly implemented with high effectiveness. Besides, the cooperation and financial and material support have contributed to upgrade the operational efficiency of activities in preventing and combating crimes, thus ensuring the security and order in both countries.

After reviewing all the cooperation activities in since few years, the two parties agreed to further strengthen total cooperation in the struggle to prevent and combat crimes through increase of information sharing and coordination in criminal investigation, particularly dangerous criminals and organized crimes in narcotics smuggling, money laundering, human trafficking and hi-tech crimes together with support in training and operational means and equipment to ensure social order and security environment in each country.

On the same day, also in Ho Chi Minh City, the Standing Office for the Prevention and Combating Crimes and Narcotics Smuggling has organized a seminar with the theme cooperation in the preventing and fighting of narcotics smuggling between Border Liaison Office (BLO) between Vietnam and Cambodia with the participation of Hoang Anh Tuyen, deputy head of the office and head of the Vietnamese delegation and Brigadier General Phon Boramy, director of the antinarcotics smuggling Executive Department of the National Commission for Narcotics Control of the Kingdom of Cambodia together with members of the two missions.

Coordination To Fight Narcotics Smuggling
Within the framework of the agreement on the cooperation for preventing and combating crimes signed by the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and the Royal Cambodian Ministry of Internal Affairs and other cooperation documents, to this date, the coordination to fight narcotics smuggling at the border provinces of the two countries has brought important results.
In 2009 alone, the police force in Long An Province in coordination with their colleagues in Svayrieng Province (Cambodia) have discovered three cases and captured five criminals of narcotics dealing; police in An Giang Province has discovered and arrested 156 cases with 271 suspects together with 0.846 kg of heroin and ten of thousands synthetic narcotics; the police in Kien Giang Province has discovered and arrested three suspects transporting 400 drug pills and 6.4 kg of synthetic narcotics.

At the seminar, the two parties have agreed to deploy new directions for cooperation in the future namely: to continue information sharing on criminals; to increase coordination and support in drug crimes investigation; to increase the number of BLO in other provinces; to support in operational equipment and in training of BLO staff; to jointly study the pilot project to build drug-safe hamlets, communities and schools at the border area of the two countries.

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