Indonesia’s war on drug to be as aggressive as Duterte’s

Duterte’s war on drugs inspired some of the prominent personalities of the world
Officials of the Indonesian government had been motivated to emulate how President Rodrigo Duterte purge illegal drugs in the Philippines
Indonesia’s Anti-Narcotics chief Waseso believes that emulating Duterte’s approach in the Philippines will help them crackdown illegal drug operations in the region


Since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took office, the Philippine National Police (PNP) recorded a total number of 3,526 persons killed. Some were killed during police operations and some were victims of the extra judicial killings.

Even though there are organizations and prominent personalities against President Duterte’s tough stance on the war on drugs, he remains resolute to his vows to have a clean and drug-free government.

Duterte’s war on drugs became an international concern, but it has also inspired some of the prominent personalities of the world in eradicating crime and corruption.

Recently, an Indonesian chief was reported that he supports and wants to follow Duterte’s crime policy.

When President Jokowi Widodo won the election for presidency in 2014, he declared that Indonesia is in the state of national “emergency” and remains hard on executing its law against any drug offenses.

As Widodo gets tough in his campaign against illegal drug manufacturing and consumption in Indonesia, it had been reported recently that his officials had been motivated to emulate how President Rodrigo Duterte purge illegal drugs in the Philippines.

Indonesia is the fourth most populated country in the world and has a severe government corruption which includes illegal drug operations.

According to 2016 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR), in the year 2015 there were already about 4.1 million drug users between the ages of 10 and 59 in Indonesia. Cannabis had been found to be the most widely used narcotics in the country. Though the budget on rehabilitation programs and fight against drugs is low due to corruption, Widodo promises that any drug offender found guilty will be executed via death penalty.

Budi Waseso, Indonesia’s Anti-Narcotics chief, told on a news report that the government will be following Duterte’s crime policy as aggressive as his approach on illegal drugs. He said that Indonesia’s drug problems is as bad as the Philippine; thus, Waseso believes that emulating Duterte’s approach in the Philippines will help them crackdown illegal drug operations in the region. Waseso said that the government will still enhance its weaponry, personnel and technologies as a part of its development and campaign.

“The life of a dealer is meaningless because (he) carries out mass murder,” Waseso said as per a News Beat Social news story.

Meanwhile, the BNN Spokesperson Slamet Pribadi said that Indonesia’s campaign on illegal drugs will not impose hostility but will still follow the set of national and international standards.
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