New Recruits For Indonesian Prison – Deadly Incorruptible Crocodiles

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Nov 11 2015
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Soon, making money as a drug trafficker or pusher in Indonesia will be a tough business. Besides struggling to convince foreign investors that his country is an ideal location for investments, President Joko Widodo is working hard to clean Indonesia of its image as one of the most corrupt countries in the world.


One of the hidden places what is still awash with drugs, thanks to corruption, is Indonesian prisons. Indonesia corrupt prison system is like one hyper market where inmates and prison officers openly perform transaction buying and selling drugs. Although these offenders have been regularly caught, the corruption system is still very much alive and kicking.

James Bond Live and Let Die - Roger Moore Trapped at Crocodile Farm

Perhaps inspired by a 1973 James Bond film, Jokowi administration is toying with an idea of building a prison on a remote island guarded by not prison officers but something unimaginable – “Crocodiles”. In the Bond film – Live and Let Die – the first to star Roger Moore, the MI6 spy was left at a crocodile farm to be eaten by crocodiles.


While Mr. Bond was standing on a tiny island, which is in the middle of a crocodile-infested pond, he escapes by using three crocodiles as stepping stones, running over them to get to the safety of the other bank. Of course in the Bond stunt, it’s safe to presume that the crocodiles had been well-fed with several rounds of buffet, not to mention their legs tied to prevent them from moving.

Indonesia New Prison - Crocodiles Guarding Drug Traffickers

Budi Waseso, Indonesian new Chief of the National anti-Narcotics Agency (BNN) who was appointed about two months ago, said humans were far more corruptible than the ancient river predator and that he would travel to different crocodile farms across the country to find the fiercest breeds on offer.


His pet project will surely send shivers down drug dealers’ spine because the soon to be recruited crocodiles “cannot be bribed”, well, at least that was what the former Chief of the National Police (Polri) Criminal Investigative Unit believes. The concept would require inmates to fend for themselves with only daily food parcels to help them survive on the island prison.

Budi Waseso - Indonesian Chief of the National anti-Narcotics Agency BNN)

Mr. Budi said – “We will place as many crocodiles as we can there. I will search for the most ferocious type of crocodile. You can’t bribe crocodiles. You can’t convince them to let inmates escape. We will keep sending them food supplies every day. But they have to survive on their own.”


The crocodile prison, apparently, would be dedicated to drug traffickers only, for now. Another reason for doing so is to prevent them from influence and potentially recruit other prisoners to drug gangs, which is a normal practice now in Indonesian prison system. The plans, however, have yet to receive approval from the country’s Justice Ministry.

Indonesia New Prison - A Fierce Looking Crocodile Guarding Drug Traffickers

Earlier, Budi Waseso has called drug dealers as mass murderer hence they do not deserve pardon. He claims Indonesia is in a state of drug emergency where 4.3 million people – equivalent to 2.2% of Indonesia’s total population – is addicted to drugs, which costed the nation some 63 trillion Rupiah (US$4.65 billion; RM20 billion) to eradicate and mitigate.


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