MPS deployed the crackdown on crimes related to food, drugs, agricultural materials and environment

The Ministry of Public Security (MPS)held a video conference on October 10 in Beijing to deploy the three-month operation against crimes in the food, drugs, agricultural materials and environment fields. The crackdown and governance of criminal issues in the livelihood area will be prioritized so as to maintain the life and property safety of general public and their physical health.

It was learned at the conference that, in recent years, the police nationwide sustained the efforts to fight against counterfeiting in food, drugs and agricultural materials and environmental pollution by cracking a batch of large and major cases and scored marked results.

Since this year, over 21,000 criminal cases in food, drug, agricultural material and environment have been cracked and over 26,000 suspects have been caught.

However, due to extensive coverage and frequent emergence of new situations and new issues, the online-related cases are on the rise, with cross-border and cross-regional crimes being prominent and online and offline crimes closely knitted. It brings serious harm to the society.

Sun Lijun, Vice Minister of Public Security pointed out at the conference that the local public security authorities should keep tight crackdown on the crimes in the field of food, drug, agricultural material and environment with a “zero-tolerance” attitude by focusing on key areas, carrying out in-depth investigation and cracking a batch of large and major cases. The current legal means should be properly and sufficiently used, targeting the precise crackdown on illegal criminal activities. Those subject to criminal prosecution must be held accountable and those subject to administration detention must be under detention.

As is learned, the three-month operation against crimes in food, drugs, agricultural material and environment pollution will target those prominent problems complained substantially by the public to further identify the crackdown highlights.

(Source: Xinhuanet)