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Published: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:20:32 -0700

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Vietnam: Vietnam Hub To Tighten Airport Drug Detection

Mon, 28 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT

Thanh Nien, 28 Apr 2014 - A Ho Chi Minh City leader has asked relevant forces to step up anti-drug screenings at Tan Son Nhat airport and crack down on hotspots due to an explosion in drug-related arrests and seizures. Le Thanh Hai, chief of the city's Party Unit, made the remark Saturday at a five-year review of the Politburo's decree on enhanced drug prevention and control.



Vietnam: West's Pot Sellers Enjoy Luxury Vietnam Market

Thu, 24 Oct 2013 07:00:00 GMT

Seattle Times, 24 Oct 2013 - Smokers, Quoting Dealers, Said Some of the Weed Comes into the Country Via the Northern Port in Haiphong, a City That Has a Reputation for the Import and Export of Illegal Goods. HANOI, Vietnam - For the young Vietnamese dope smokers rolling up outside a smart Hanoi cafe, local cannabis is just not good enough. As with their Adidas caps, iPhones and Sanskrit tattoos, so with their choice of bud: Only foreign will do.



Vietnam: HCM City Determined To Fight Drugs Crime

Mon, 13 Aug 2012 07:00:00 GMT

Viet Nam News, 13 Aug 2012 - HCM CITY - HCM City authorities hope to reduce the rate of people relapsing into illegal drug use, as part of efforts in the city's ongoing battle against drugs crime. The city's plan to fight illegal drug use by 2020 with a vision to 2030 was launched today by the HCM City People's Committee.



Vietnam: Methadone Makes Impressive Debut In Vietnam

Sun, 18 Apr 2010 07:00:00 GMT

Thanh Nien, 18 Apr 2010 - Nguyen Manh Chien said he began using heroin in 1999 and failed to quit despite two different stays at rehabilitation centers. The 41-year-old native of Hai Phong City's Le Chan Ward was using the drug four times a day, seven days a week, spending around VND200,000 each day before receiving methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) treatment as part of a pilot program that began in 2008 in Hai Phong and Ho Chi Minh cities.



Vietnam: Pot Grown in Highland Cellars

Sat, 15 Aug 2009 07:00:00 GMT

Thanh Nien, 15 Aug 2009 - Marijuana is being grown secretly in Vietnam in cellars, an official said at a conference in the Central Highlands Lam Dong Province Friday. The plants are kept in underground rooms with the light on day and night, said Nguyen Van Du, deputy head of the Department of Cooperative Economy and Rural Development under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.



Vietnam: Corrupt Officials Hamper City's Drug-Fighting Efforts

Mon, 09 Feb 2009 08:00:00 GMT

Viet Nam News, 09 Feb 2009 - HCM CITY - The deployment of more sophisticated trading means and connivance of some local officials have made it more difficult for police to curb rising drug abuse and trade in HCM City, a senior police official has said. Colonel Phan Anh Minh, Deputy Director of HCM City Police, also said that the number of criminal cases relating to drugs in 2008 had increased by 36 per cent compared with 2007, mainly in the districts of 1, 2, 6, 11, Tan Binh, Tan Phu and Binh Chanh.



Vietnam: Seized Hash Likely Canada Bound

Fri, 16 May 2008 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 16 May 2008 - China And Vietnam Are Increasingly Used As Conduits, UN Drug Office Says Trucked in from the nearest commercial harbour, the containers marked GLDU 7367200 and WHLU 5086522 arrived in a bonded warehouse in the Vietnamese frontier town of Mong Cai, waiting to be taken to Guangxi province in China.



Vietnam: Viet Nam Participates In International Anti-Drug Day

Tue, 26 Jun 2007 07:00:00 GMT

Vietnam News, 26 Jun 2007 - Thanh Hoa -- The ministries of Education and Training and Public Security, in co-ordination with the Thanh Hoa Provincial People's Committee, yesterday launched a campaign in honour of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking today. The campaign is aimed at calling all people, including the 23 million students nationwide, to respond to the UN slogan "Do drugs control your life? Your Life, Your Community. No Place for Drugs."



Vietnam: Police Crackdown Nets 5,500 Suspected Drug Traffickers

Wed, 27 Jun 2007 07:00:00 GMT

Vietnam News, 27 Jun 2007 - HA NOI -- Over 3,800 drug cases were brought to trial in Viet Nam in the first five months of this year during what officials call the biggest crackdown on drug smuggling and trafficking in recent years. The police's aggressive zero tolerance policy resulted in the arrest of 5,500 suspects and the confiscation of 300kg of heroin and opium along with 20,000 ecstasy pills.