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Ho Chi Minh City police get tough on criminals

Monday, December 21, 2020, 14:35 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City police get tough on criminals
Maj. Gen. Le Hong Nam, director of Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Public Security, delivers a speech during the launch of a campaign to crack down on criminals, December 15, 2020. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Ho Chi Minh City police have launched a campaign to crack down on criminals in the next two months to maintain social order for upcoming special events such as the 13th National Party Congress, Christmas, and New Year holidays.

Relevant forces in the southern metropolis kicked off the program on December 15 to tighten measures against crimes and criminals.

The campaign will last until February 28.

At the launch ceremony, Maj. Gen. Le Hong Nam, director of Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Public Security, said that the number of criminal offenses reported in the January-November period decreased 3.65 percent over the same period last year.

In addition, local police overachieved on the goal of eradicating criminal gangs and drug-related offenders.

Traffic accident figures also declined in all three metrics: the overall number of cases, deaths, and injuries.

Ngo Minh Chau, deputy chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, underscored the responsibility of the authorities and the political system to prevent criminals and protect people.

In Chau’s opinion, an official who fails to put crime under control within the area he is in charge will have to bear full responsibility.

From now to the end of February, the city will see several important events such as the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Christmas, and Lunar New Year holidays.

Ho Chi Minh City police officers take part in the launch of a campaign to deal with criminals, December 15, 2020. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Ho Chi Minh City police officers take part in the launch of a campaign to deal with criminals, December 15, 2020. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Maj. Gen. Le Hong Nam, director of Ho Chi Minh City’s Public Security, shakes hands with a policeman at the launch of a crime fighting campaign, December 15, 2020. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Maj. Gen. Le Hong Nam, director of Ho Chi Minh City’s Public Security, shakes hands with a policeman at the launch of a crime fighting campaign, December 15, 2020. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Ngo Minh Chau (right), deputy chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, shakes hands with a member from the city’s mobile police unit, December 15, 2020. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Ngo Minh Chau (right), deputy chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, shakes hands with a member from the city’s mobile police unit, December 15, 2020. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

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