The Ministry of Public Security on Friday launched a massive crackdown on crimes across the country.
According to Lieutenant-General Phan Van Vinh, chief of the ministry's Anti-Crime General Department, from now until February 20 next year, his department's forces will perform raids on crimes in all fields.
The department will focus on provinces and cities that are criminal hotspots, such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, he said.
Vinh said at the hotspots, they will cooperate with local police to suppress criminal gangs, including those using weapons, robberies and gambling.
Crimes that are expected to become more critical before Tet, Vietnam's Lunar New Year that starts on January 23, like smuggling as well as food safety and hygiene violations will also be targeted, Vinh said.