Hanoi (VNA), Sept. 24 -- Vietnam has been playing an active and responsible role in ASEAN cooperation in fighting cross-border crimes, Lt. Gen. Nguyen Thanh Son, head of the Foreign Relations Department under the Ministry of Public Security , has said.

Son made the remarks in an article published ahead of the 20th ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime ( SOMTC-20 ), scheduled to be held online on September 24.

In his article, the officer pointed to serious crime developments in the region, especially terrorism, human trafficking, illegal migration, drug crime, arms smuggling, money laundering, high-tech and economic crime, piracy, wood and wildlife trafficking.

Given this, intra-bloc cooperation has been considered an ef...