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"Social evils" blitz in Ho Chi Minh City

Hundreds of Vietnamese prostitutes, drug addicts, beggars and petty criminals were detained in an overnight blitz on "social evils" in Ho Chi Minh City last week, an official in the city said.

"Over 1,900 were rounded up. This is the biggest campaign in more than 20 years," said the official at the anti-social-evils department. Reuter - Hanoi