[INNEWS Comprehensive Report] On October 9, Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister Neth Savoeun issued an order requiring judicial authorities and relevant departments to intensify crackdowns at border ports to resolutely curb the activities of drug criminals.
In order to more effectively block the inflow of drugs, Neth Savoeun instructed relevant departments and officials to strengthen screening at international ports, especially border ports located in the Golden Triangle area. At the same time, the Cambodian government also plans to introduce more advanced equipment and technology, such as scanners and sniffers, to enhance drug detection.
Neth Savoeun warned that Cambodia’s drug production and trafficking activities are growing strongly globally and regionally, posing a serious threat to Cambodia’s security and stability. He stressed the need to strengthen border security and strictly prevent the illegal import of drugs through bilateral and regional ports.
According to a report by the National Narcotics Control Bureau of Cambodia, the problem of drug abuse among teenagers has become increasingly serious in recent years, triggering concerns about health, safety and public order from all walks of life. In response to this severe situation, the Cambodian government has adopted a series of measures to combat drug crimes. However, the fight against drug crime still faces many challenges.
Therefore, in order to improve the efficiency of the fight against drugs, reduce and eliminate drugs, Neshavin has formulated a guideline to combat drug-related crimes. In addition, Neshavin also urged relevant ministries, agencies and authorities to strengthen international cooperation, carry out cross-border drug trafficking information exchange and cooperation with friendly countries, and promptly prevent and combat drug-related criminal activities.