PANO – A Vietnam-Cambodia joint anti-drug trafficking drill was held on August 28 in the Xuan To Industrial Park, Tinh Bien district, An Giang border province as part of the Vietnam-Cambodia Border Friendship Exchange that took place in the province on August 27-28.

The drill was joined by the An Giang Provincial Border Guard Command and An Giang Provincial Police Department (Vietnam) and the police and military forces of Takeo and Kandal provinces (Cambodia).

The drill’s assumed scenario is that the joint task force of Vietnam and Cambodia at a border security checkpoint stops a truck suspected of trafficking drugs. The suspected vehicle does not stop but runs away. The joint task force reports the case to their commanders on one hand and tracks the suspects on the other hand. The chiefs of the Vietnamese and Cambodian forces meet to develop a joint combat plan to arrest the suspects. Many local police and military units are mobilized to surround the area where the suspected vehicle stops.

As the suspected vehicle stops, some suspects run into forests and the others hide in a residential house and take some residents hostage.

The photos below feature Vietnamese and Cambodian police and military forces’ fighting against the suspected drug traffickers:

Translated by Thu Nguyen