Indonesia Proposes Prison With Ferocious Crocodiles As Guards Because Crocs Can’t Be Bribed

The Anti-Drugs Chief of Indonesia has proposed an island prison to hold drug traffickers and drug offenders where the guards will be ‘the most ferocious type of crocodile’ instead of human beings, because he claims that unlike human beings crocs cannot be bribed. If this sounds like a plot straight out of a James Bond movie it’s because the Anti-Drugs Chief has basically jacked his idea from Live And Let Die. I’d just like to say that this entire idea is badass and I wholeheartedly support it, in fact I believe every prison in the world should be guarded by ferocious crocodiles.

I mean, just imagine trying to escape from this:

Plans for this island prison with crocodilian guards are in early stages, and an island location has not yet been determined for where the prison will be built (nor have the ‘most ferocious type of crocodile’ been determined by the anti-drugs chief).

The UK’s Guardian reports:

The proposal is the pet project of anti-drugs chief Budi Waseso, who plans to visit various parts of the archipelago in his search for reptiles to guard the jail.
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“We will place as many crocodiles as we can there. I will search for the most ferocious type of crocodile,” he was quoted as saying by local news website Tempo.
Waseso said that crocodiles would be better at preventing drug traffickers from escaping prison as they could not be bribed – unlike human guards.
“You can’t bribe crocodiles. You can’t convince them to let inmates escape,” he said.

The plan is still in the early stages, and neither the location or potential opening date of the jail have been decided.
Indonesia already has some of the toughest anti-narcotics laws in the world, including death by firing squad for traffickers, and sparked international uproar in April when it put to death seven foreign drug convicts, including Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.
But president Joko Widodo has insisted that drug dealers must face death as the country is fighting a “national emergency” due to rising narcotics use.
Despite the harsh laws, Indonesia’s corrupt prison system is awash with drugs, and inmates and jail officials are regularly arrested for narcotics offences.
Anti-drugs agency spokesman Slamet Pribadi confirmed authorities were mulling the plan to build “a special prison for death row convicts”.

So I think it’s safe to say that Indonesia doesn’t understand the whole ‘abstinence leads to more pregnancies and STDs’ argument…huh? They’re willing to go to such extremes of building an island prison with deadly crocodile guards all to stop drug dealers. Maybe they should consider focusing on education instead of sentencing people to death for drugs and building prisons full of crocodiles…Don’t we think that might make more of a difference in their society than building a prison full of crocodiles?

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