Drugs You Thought It Was Bad Here
posted by June 26 at 12:19 PMon
Decades-long sentences without evidence, over a million annual arrests, and a multi-billion dollar enforcement budget all make the drug war in America seem pretty egregious. But then, in contrast, it doesn’t seem quite so bad.
Indonesia says it will speed up the execution process of drug traffickers, in a major blow for three Australians on death row for heroin smuggling.
As authorities prepared for the executions last night of two Nigerian heroin smugglers, Attorney-General Hendarman Supandji said other drug offenders on death row could expect their cases to be expedited.
“To give them a lesson, drug traffickers must be executed immediately,” Police chief and National Anti-Narcotic Body chairman General Sutanto said. Officials said the two Nigerians had been moved to a special cell at their prison on Nusakambangan Island, off Central Java, before their executions by firing squad.
That’ll teach ‘em, eh? Those guys will never smuggle drugs again.