Croc­o­diles in line for jobs as guards!

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

THE head of In­done­sia’s an­tidrugs agency has pro­posed build­ing a prison is­land guarded by croc­o­diles to house death-row drug con­victs.

Budi Was­eso said croc­o­diles of­ten made bet­ter guards than hu­mans – be­cause they could not be bribed.

He said he would visit dif­fer­ent parts of the In­done­sian archipelago in or­der to find the fiercest rep­tiles.

In­done­sia has some of the tough­est drug laws in the world and ended a four-year mora­to­rium on ex­e­cu­tions in 2013.

“We will place as many croc­o­diles as we can there,” Mr Was­eso was quoted as say­ing by lo­cal news web­site Tempo. “You can’t bribe croc­o­diles. “You can’t con­vince them to let in­mates es­cape.”

The plan is still in the early stages, and nei­ther the lo­ca­tion nor the po­ten­tial open­ing date of the jail have been de­cided, the AFP news agency re­ports.

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