Chinanews.com, Beijing, March 1 (Guo Chaokai) Tian Weijun, a first-level inspector of the Public Security Administration of the Ministry of Public Security of China, said in Beijing on March 1 that a good job of combating illegal sand mining in the Yangtze River is inseparable from the broad support and active participation of the people. .
At present, the Ministry of Public Security has substantively operated the whistleblowing center, established a 24-hour whistleblower hotline 010-66262044, and simultaneously opened private letter whistleblowing on platforms such as "China Police Online" Weibo and WeChat official account.
On the same day, the Ministry of Public Security held a press conference in Beijing to inform the public security organs of the special action against illegal sand mining on the Yangtze River in accordance with the law.
Tian Weijun said at the meeting: “All reporting platforms will have a dedicated person responsible. We will seriously accept every clue reported by the masses. We will check it as soon as possible. Once verified, we will severely crack down on it in accordance with the law. At the same time, we have deployed public security agencies along the Yangtze River. The 110 alarm platform has set up a reporting hotline, and the general public can also report by dialing the local 110 alarm number. After verification, those who have contributed to the report will be rewarded and the reporter will be kept confidential."
According to Tian Weijun, in recent years, the Ministry of Public Security has organized and carried out special work such as cracking down on illegal sand mining crimes by evil forces in the Yangtze River Basin, comprehensive rectification of prominent public security problems in the main waters of the Yangtze River, normalizing the crackdown on illegal sand mining crimes in the Yangtze River and detecting illegal sand mining There were more than 3,300 criminal cases and nearly 7,000 criminal suspects were arrested, which achieved positive results.
Judging from the recent investigation and handling of cases, the current illegal sand mining activities in the Yangtze River have shown some new trends: First, the trans-regional crimes have become more obvious.
At present, the illegal sand mining sites are gradually shifting from the mainstream of the Yangtze River to the main and tributary streams and lakes of the Yangtze River, mostly in the waters between provinces and cities.
The second is that the equipment is more concealed.
The hulls of illegal sand mining vessels have become smaller, and the amount of sand collected per unit time has been reduced. The "ant moving and coordinated operations" mode of multi-vessel operations has become the main method of illegal mining.
The third is that the organization is more secretive.
Illegal sand mining gangs are linked by family and rural relationships. Some members are specifically responsible for monitoring the barges and nearby spots of the law enforcement agency. Once the law enforcement officers act, they will notify the sand mining ship to stop operations.
In the name of dredging and dredging, some gangs dredged rivers during the day and illegally collected sand at night.
Fourth, the methods are even worse.
In order to avoid the attack, some perpetrators destroyed the evidence in advance, and poured the sand from the river into the river before being caught.
In order to block law enforcement, some gangs dispatched several small speedboats to blatantly circumvent the law enforcement ships at high speed and flanking them from side to side, seriously threatening the safety of law enforcement.