According to Senior Colonel Ho Sy Niem, Deputy Director of the Criminal Police Department, the situations of human trafficking in the country as well as in the region and world have remained complicated and critical, attracting public concern. Human trafficking activities have become more sophisticated while criminals have used increasingly cunning methods and tricks.
In Vietnam, over 80% of the victims of human trafficking cases were sold to foreign countries. Among them, over 75% were trafficked to China, and the remainders to such markets as Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand. In 2017, local police and border guard units detected 376 human trafficking cases, and investigated 491 people involved in the trafficking of 991 victims.
Senior Colonel Niem also emphasized that the Criminal Police Department as the standing unit of Project 2 / CT130 / CP to fight human trafficking has actively grasped the situation, deployed plans, and taken appropriate and effective measures to prevent, detect and handle criminal groups involved in human trafficking, over the past years.
Delegates at the conference, from various relevant ministries and branches, also exchanged practical experiences and discussed difficulties in preventing and fighting crimes of human trafficking. They also discussed 7 key subjects: including dissemination of contents of the 2015 Criminal Code related to human trafficking; difference between human trafficking and other crimes; prediction of development of the human trafficking situation; traditional and electronic evidence in human trafficking cases; experiences in international cooperation in prevention and fight against human trafficking; receiving, assisting and protecting victims of human trafficking; collaboration between the Police and Border Guard forces in prevention and fight against human trafficking.By Duy Tien