Indonesia proposes Crocodiles to Guard Prisoners

Indonesia proposes Crocodiles to Guard Prisoners

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 1:59 pm

Crocodiles to guard prisoners in Indonesia

Crocodiles to guard prisoners in Indonesia

The appearance of the reptiles sends fears into the spine of any desperado. It is more so when they open their jaws as the open mouths is a kind of highway to eternity. Worse still, crocodiles, crocs for short, live on land and water-they are amphibians. That is why certain law enforcement agencies want to take advantage of the creature.

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

Budi Waseso, according to a BBC report, said crocodiles often make 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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