Government plans to use Crocodile to guard prison for drug convicts

'The crocodiles would be better at preventing drug traffickers from escaping prison as they could not be bribed — unlike human guards.'

Government plans to use Crocodile to guard prison for drug convicts

The Indonesian government is planning on building a prison on an island guarded by crocodiles to hold death row drug convicts.

A government official revealed that the proposal is the pet project of anti-drugs chief Budi Waseso, who plans to visit zoos in search of fierce and wicked looking crocodiles to guard the jail.

"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."

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 drug traffickers.

The country recently put to death seven foreign drug convicts.

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