China, Vietnam step up border trafficking fight
China and Vietnam will strengthen judicial cooperation to combat cross-border drug trafficking, the Ministry of Public Security said.
The border area between the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region and Vietnam has become the second- largest channel for smuggling drugs to China, according to the ministry. It said in a statement that the border with Myanmar is the main route for smuggling.
China and Vietnam are conducting a campaign from Sept 16 to Nov 15 to combat drug smuggling and target major trafficking rings.
According to the ministry, since Sept 16, law enforcement officers from the two countries have discovered 1,466 drug smuggling cases, captured 2,054 suspects and confiscated 2,383 kilograms of drugs.