VN to accelerate cooperation with INTERPOL

VGP - Cooperating effectively with the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) is one of the top tasks of combating trans-national crime in Việt Nam, said Minister of Public Security Trần Đại Quang in a recent article. A working session between Vietnamese police and INTERPOL The article pointed out five key missions for the Ministry of Public Security in the time to come. Firstly, continue close and comprehensive cooperation with INTERPOland theOrganization's member countries, pledge to fulfill obligations and secure effective participation in Interpol. Việt Nam will work with the member countries to improve coordination mechanism of combating trans-national organized crime in the context of globalization and integration. The country should also consider to sign legal assistance and extradition agreements with other countries to facilitate the prevention of organized crime. Secondly,organize effective research, analysis, and forecast of organized crime for timely … [Read more...]

VN, Lao police seek ways to combat crimes

Police officers from Vietnam and Laos gathered at a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on April 22 to discuss measures to boost cooperation in fighting crimes and ensuring social safety and order. Deputy Minister of Public Security Lieut. Gen. Pham Quy Ngo, Chief of the General Department for Anti-Crime Police Major Gen. Phan Van Vinh of Vietnam and Chief of the Police General Department under the Public Security Ministry of Laos, Colonel Sisavath Keomalavong, attended the event. Participants reviewed the recent cooperation in fighting crime and ensuring social safety and order in areas along the two countries' common border and discussed measures to boost cooperative ties in 2011. This year, the police forces of Vietnam and Laos will focus on implementing agreements signed between the two governments and ministries on related work and boost cooperation to promptly deal with complex cases of fighting crime and ensuring social safety and order. They also agreed to enhance the … [Read more...]

Crime, trafficking at sea pose threats to marine sovereignty

HCM CITY — Fighting crime and violations at sea way was crucial to the security and sovereignty of the country, security officials said at a seminar in HCM City yesterday. Speaking at the seminar on marine safety, officials from the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said co-operation between countries was critical in crime prevention. Major Gen Pham Huy Tap, national border guard deputy commander, said: "Matters sometimes can be dealt with by one country or one single force, but they should involve bilateral and multi-lateral co-operation." Tap said disputes on sovereignty and jurisdiction were one of the most vulnerable matters in the security of the nation. Piracy was an important issue, which also led to disputes on marine sovereignty at a time when several countries had drawn up closure policies on sea territories and islands. Issues affecting natural resources were also critical, including matters related to pollution, … [Read more...]

VN votes for stronger int’l cooperation against crimes

VGP - Việt Nam always votes for stronger international cooperation in crime prevention through actively joining global related conventions, stressed the head of the Vietnamese delegation to the 12th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice held in Salvador, Brazil. The country is carrying out a National Program on crime prevention, which sets out concrete targets for every period of five years each. Việt Nam also places importance on consolidating cooperation with international organizations like Interpol and ASEANPOL as well as expanding justice assistance with countries around the world. Over 150 representatives and 100 senior leaders from all over the world to the event, lasting on April 12-19, adopted a Declaration that calls for Member States to adapt their criminal justice systems to a changing world. By Hải Minh … [Read more...]

ASEAN, China combat organised crime

The sixth China-ASEAN conference for Prosecutors General opened in Hanoi on November 24 to discuss cooperative mechanisms and action plans to increase the effectiveness of the fight against transnational organised crime between ASEAN countries and China. The conference has brought together 200 prosecutors from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China, plus representatives from the embassies of several ASEAN member countries and officials from a number of Vietnamese State agencies.In his opening speech, the Procurator General of Vietnam's Supreme People's Procuracy Tran Quoc Vuong stated that Vietnam places a lot of importance on providing judicial support to other countries, regarding this as an effective way of combating transnational organised crime.He pledged that Vietnam's Supreme People's Procuracy will answer requests for judicial support and cooperation from other partners in a quick, effective and timely manner and hope to receive a similar response in … [Read more...]

ASEAN police officers discuss ways to enhance database system

Senior police officers across South East Asia are meeting in Hanoi to discuss technical issues relating to the electronic ASEANAPOL Database System (e-ADS) that was launched at a conference in Kuala Lumpur in May, 2006. Delegates to the meeting of the ASEAN Chiefs of Police (ASEANPOL) Database Technical Committee, which commenced on November 27, will work out measures to ensure the best performance and security of the e-ADS in order to meet requirements of ASEAN police forces in the fight against transnational crime. During the three working days, the delegates will also review and decide on the expansion of the search engine of the e-ADS, as well as policy and security requirements for a duplicate of the system, and a Memorandum of Understanding with Interpol. … [Read more...]

ASEAN pledges continued cooperation in fighting terrorism

Member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will continue to promote coordination and cooperation with the international community, especially the United Nations, in combating international terrorism. Ambassador Le Luong Minh, Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the UN, made the commitment on behalf of the ASEAN member countries at the Sixth Committee of the 61st Session of the UN General Assembly on Oct. 11 on measures to eliminate international terrorism. Having affirmed strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, the Vietnamese ambassador said the ASEAN member countries upheld the view that the measures to be taken against terrorism must be comprehensive, balanced and in compliance with international law, particularly the principles of national sovereignty, territorial integrity and non-interference in the internal affairs of States. The ASEAN emphasised the need to address the root causes of terrorism and held that terrorism … [Read more...]

ASEAN members promote cooperation in fighting terrorism

Member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will continue to promote coordination and cooperation with the international community, especially the United Nations in combating international terrorism.Ambassador Le Luong Minh, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, made the commitment on measures to eliminate international terrorism on behalf of the ASEAN member countries at the Sixth Committee of the 61st Session of the UN General Assembly on October 11. The Vietnamese ambassador said ASEAN member countries have maintained that measures against terrorism must be comprehensive, balanced and in compliance with international law, particularly the principles of national sovereignty, territorial integrity and non-interference in the internal affairs of States. The ASEAN emphasised the need to address the root causes of terrorism and held that terrorism cannot and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilisation or ethnic group, he said. … [Read more...]

Chinese criminals blamed for record Japan bank cybertheft

Japan is an easy target because of its wealth and close proximity, as well as a lack of experience dealing with computer hacking, according to Hiroshi Koide, an associate professor at Kyushu Institute of Technology. Japanese savers keeping their money in banks are falling prey to cybertheft in record numbers, and police say Chinese crime groups are increasingly to blame. Criminals stole 1.85 billion yen ($16 million) from accounts at lenders including Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (8306) and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. (8316) in the six months ended in June, surpassing the full-year record of 1.41 billion yen in 2013, according to the National Police Agency. Of 133 related arrests in the first half of the year, Chinese nationals made up the largest group with 83, or 62 percent, almost double the arrests of Japanese. Last year, 59 Chinese were arrested for bank cybertheft, up from 14 in 2012, the first year the agency separated data by nationality. "We see a very deep … [Read more...]

International community calls for investigation into Malaysian plane crash

(VOVworld) - The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) has sent a team to help identify the victims who died in the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine. Along with 30 observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) who arrived at the crash site on Friday, the Interpol team will supervise the handling of the victims' remains. Vietnamese ambassador to the UN Le Hoai Trung An emergency meeting of the UN Security Council was held in New York on Friday calling for an immediate investigation into the crash. Vietnamese ambassador to the UN Le Hoai Trung asked for an independent investigation into the cause of the tragic crash. He added that as an ASEAN member Vietnam will stand side by side with the Malaysian government and people to deal with this tragedy. Vietnam called for immediate and responsible acts by related sides and extended condolences to governments, people and families of the victims. Speaking at a … [Read more...]

Vietnam issues wanted notice for Vinalines chief involved in major shipping scandal

Wanted: Police has launched a search for Duong Chi Dung, former chairman of Vinalines, who is being sought for investigations into financial mismanagement accusations.

Vietnamese police are searching for a former senior executive of the Vietnam National Shipping Lines, or Vinalines, one of the people being probed for alleged financial mismanagement of the state-owned shipping company. Police said they could not find Duong Chi Dung, former chairman of the shipper, when they sought to arrest him on Friday. He was neither at his residence nor his office, they said. They officially announced a manhunt for him on Saturday. The International Criminal Police Organization, often known as Interpol, said it has not been informed of the search. Dung, 55, is currently director of the Vietnam Maritime Administration. He took the position in February, after seven years of working at Vinalines. He has been suspended from the current position since last week. Two other Vinalines executives - Mai Van Phuc, former general director, and Tran Huu Chieu, former deputy general director - were detained Friday, also for economic management violations. The … [Read more...]

Singapore match-fixing ring was world’s biggest: Interpol

Singaporean businessman Eric Ding Si Yang leaves a Singapore district court on August 28, 2013.

A football match-fixing ring based in Singapore was the world's "largest and most aggressive" such operation, the Interpol chief said in remarks published Tuesday after the arrest of the group's suspected mastermind. International Criminal Police Organization Secretary-General Ronald Noble hailed the arrest in Singapore last week of 14 suspects. "I'm confident that Singapore law enforcement authorities have arrested the mastermind and leader of the world's most notorious match-fixing syndicate," Noble said in remarks carried by the city state's Today newspaper. "It is significant because this syndicate is considered the world's largest and most aggressive match-fixing syndicate, with tentacles reaching every continent and the mastermind was someone many believed was untouchable," Noble was quoted as saying without mentioning any name. A source has confirmed to AFP that among those arrested was Singaporean businessman Dan Tan, the syndicate's suspected head. He and four others … [Read more...]

Hostages released in Nairobi

A rescue worker helps a child outside the mall on September 21   (Photo: cnn.com)

(VOVworld) - Kenyan police has taken control of a 4-storey Westgate shopping center in Nairobi and released almost all the hostages. However, it still unknown how many hostages are released. Two day ago, Al Shebab rebels linked to the Al Aqaeda terror network began shooting at the city's up-market building. Kenyan officials said the number of casualties has climbed to 68 dead and 200 injured. The country's security forces penetrated deep into the building and blockaded the gunmen's location. An Israeli task force is helping the attempt to free the hostages. The International Criminal Police Organization offered to deploy an Incident Response Team consisting of specialized forensic officers, anti-terror experts, and analysts to resolve the incident. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Kenya will promptly punish those behind the attack. … [Read more...]

Conservationists call for the head of Da Lat zoo owner

Massive wildlife raid puts international pressure on Vietnamese prosecutors Park rangers seized 200 kg of illegal wildlife during an August raid on 12 Dalat restaurants International and local experts continue to call for thorough investigation and strict prosecution of the people involved in the running of a wildlife restaurant that authorities busted last month in the Central Highlands. "The detection of these offences is an excellent example of law enforcement action in Vietnam," David Higgins, manager of International Criminal Police Organization's (Interpol) Environmental Crime Program was quoted as saying in a press release issued on September 27. "This initial seizure by the Forest Protection Department should now be supported by effective prosecution and appropriate punishment upon conviction, to serve as a deterrent to other wildlife criminals in Vietnam and across the region." The international police organization has been joined by a number of global conservationists … [Read more...]

Interpol extradites Vietnamese for attacking countryman in Russia

International police have extradited a Vietnamese man from Russia to Vietnam after he was arrested in Moscow in February for armed attacks against a Vietnamese businessman in the country. The Interpol National Central Bureau for Russia said Pham Thai Ngan was arrested after the victim had requested help from Vietnam's authorities. The Interpol (International Criminal Police Organization) said Ngan in hired a group of people to attack owner of a garment factory in Dmitrov, a town to the north of Moscow, in August 2010. He had been making constant threats against the factory owner, demanding a payment of 500,000 rubles (US$15,173) that the victim said he did not owe. Like us on Facebook and scroll down to share your comment … [Read more...]

High police officer arrested for helping brother flee from VN

The Security Agency investigation under the Ministry of Public Security arrested and detained Police colonel Duong Tu Trong (born 1961, living in Hai Phong), Duong Tu Trong, deputy chief of the Hai Phong police department in charge of administrative management on social order, was accused of helping his older brother Duong Chi Dung, Vinalines ex-boss, flee from Vietnam. The 52-year-old police officer was charged of violating article 275 of the Vietnam's penal code relating to the organization of fleeing from Vietnam, according to the investigation security unit under the Ministry of Public Security. Duong Tu Trong, deputy chief of the Hai Phong police department Trong was charged 'a major link' of the case to help Dung escape from Vietnam before police arrest in September last year. Dung involved in a corruption case when he was in the seat of chairman of the state-owned Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines). Trong was holding positions as chief of criminal police … [Read more...]

High policeman held for helping brother flee from VN

Duong Tu Trong, deputy chief of the police department for administrative management on social order, was detained today for helping his older brother Duong Chi Dung, Vinalines ex-boss, flee from Vietnam. The private house of Duong Tu Trong in Phu Hai quarter, Anh Dung ward, Duong Kinh district, Hai Phong city Photo: Tuoi Tre The 52-year-old official was held for violating article 275 of the Vietnam's penal code relating to the organization of fleeing from Vietnam, according to the investigation security unit under the Ministry of Public Security. Trong was charged 'a major link' of the case to help Dung escape from Vietnam before police arrest in September last year. Dung involved in a corruption case when he was in the seat of chairman of the state-owned Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines). Trong becomes the sixth official being arrested for helping Dung escape Vietnam. Other detainees include four policemen of the northern city of Hai Phong. Trong grows up in Hai Phong, … [Read more...]

More officials prosecuted in Vinalines case

Police has proposed prosecuting four more officials for embezzlement in the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) corruption case. No 83M floating dock The offenders are Tran Hai Son, director general of Vinalines Ship-Repairing Company, Tran Van Quang, head of Vinalines Ship-Repairing Company's planning department, Tran Ba Hung, an officer at Hyundai Vinashin Shipyard, and Pham Ba Giap, director of the Nguyen An Company. They were arrested last May. In 2007, former Chairman of Vinalines Duong Chi Dung approved the USD14.1 million purchase the No 83M floating dock to Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. In reality only USD9 million were used to buy a damaged dock, which had been taken off the list for active service by the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping. USD6.1 million was spent to hire Huyndai Vinashin Company and other units to repair the dock. However, after using all of the money, No 83M was still unfit. Tran Van Quang, head of the company's Planning Desk and other … [Read more...]

Cop held for helping Vinalines ex-boss flee from VN

Police from the Ministry of Public Security have detained a police colonel in Hai Phong City for helping Duong Chi Dung, the former chairman of Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines), escape from Vietnam before his arrest last September. Duong Chi Dung, who has been charged with "intentionally flouting state regulations on economic management, leading to serious consequences" Photo: Tuoi Tre >> Cop detained for helping Vinalines ex-chairman hide>> Cop held for facilitating Vinalines ex-leader escape>> Ex-official Duong Chi Dung extradited to Hanoi>> Fugitive ex-official Duong Chi Dung arrested abroad>> New manhunt for maritime leader Duong Chi Dung Lieutenant Colonel Hoang Van Thang, 43, head of the the city police department'sEnvironmental Police Team 3, was arrested on January 23 for charges of "organizing for others to go abroad illegally", said Senior Lieutenant Colonel Pham Duy Dien, the chief of the Secretariat and the spokesman of … [Read more...]

Policeman arrested for involvement in Duong Chi Dung’s escape

Duong Chi Dung

VietNamNet Bridge - The Police Agency of Hai Phong City has arrested the chief police officer of An Tho commune, An Lao district for assisting Duong Chi Dung, former director of the Vietnam Maritime Administration to flee."Whoever covered up for Duong Chi Dung should give themselves up"Former Vietnam Maritime Administration director Duong Chi Dung arrested"I appoint Dung to save Vinalines," says Transport Minister According to investigators, this policeman, named Vu Van Sau, asked for the grant of identity card for a man named Hoang Van Linh, 37, a citizen of An Tho commune, An Lao district, Hai Phong City. However, this ID card has the photo of Dong Xuan Phong, 38, a resident of Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Hong Bang District, Hai Phong City, a former official of the Hai Phong Customs Department (who is hunted by HCM City Police for smuggling). Using this ID card, Phong got a passport to travel overseas many times and successfully helped Duong Chi Dung flee. Sau, 44, was … [Read more...]